I have an older laptop, HP Omnibook 4100, P2-233, 64 meg ram, NeoMagic Display adapter, Crystal PnP Audio, and a 4G hdd. I figured it would make a nice linux workstation and was going to try out Debian this time. The machine currently has Win98se on it(grr...123 floppies to get the cab files over to it) and seems to run flawlessly under 98se, so I was figuring on dual booting it until I got comfortable with Debian.
Any ideas which release would be most suitable for this particular machine? I know it's not the most powerful, but I was hoping X of some sort would be able to run ok, if not, I can deal with console.
Also, it has no cd-rom, so I'd have to install via FTP, which I've done before with Redhat, but no other distro. Does Debian install ok via FTP? It took me about 40 attempts with RH 6.2 but now that it's up and running, I haven't had a problem with it aside from a timing problem with tin.
Ideas/suggstions would be appreciated.