M34/28 on XP,ME,2000,98, and 95 guide

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  1. evenflow153

    evenflow153 Notebook Evangelist

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    So you’ve bought one of the above. Now what do I do?? Installing XP on a M34 and 28 is a good choice, but what if you have a 27 or 25? Well this is the place.
    Installing XP/2000/ME on a M34/28
    If you have ONLY a floppy drive then 98/95 install on floppy is a good choice but is slow as sloth. Now have a XP bootable CD/DVD/Floppy disk (noted I did this and it was like crawling along Interstate 95 exaggerated but it was a long time). Press on power up Esc for a boot menu or F2 for bios and press either floppy or CD. Press any key preferably enter. Do regular install. Drivers are installed after or during like if you have a disc for it.
    95/98 install on any vintage/obsolete Panasonic laptop
    Press F2/Esc and press floppy or CD. Basically the same steps.
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  2. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Some Linux distros work very nice on the old slower machines also.
     
  3. evenflow153

    evenflow153 Notebook Evangelist

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    Og hardware is better however
     
  4. UNCNDL1

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    If you aren’t getting on the internet and have a special program to run on the outdated os...maybe 98 / 95.
    I believe most people switch to Linux to have a safe and secure browsing experience for the internet.


    Sent from my CF-M34
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Porteus Linux is crazy fast on old hardware.
    It amazed me, and I am not a Linux fanboy at all.
     
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  6. evenflow153

    evenflow153 Notebook Evangelist

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    Ok. I am fond of old linux but almost all of my toughbooks connect to internet. Some running running linux like Porteus Linux runs like my CF-31 or quadruple GTX1080s in SLI.
    Same here. I tried to dual boot on my "testing" M34 and 28.

    But my normal CF-28 running 2000 is fairly good with the wireless option. If you dont know what I mean (highly unlikely) where on non wirless CF-28s have this blanking spot were the wirless card goes\

    sent from my CF-25 on 95 connected to my cough cough modem from my homemade serial to modem adapter
     
  7. Dr. Trout

    Dr. Trout Notebook Enthusiast

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    Not sure if yours is no usb boot like the
    CF-M34 BUT.. The ones who dont usb boot can actually be usb booted easily

    remove the hard drive.. insert your usb stick
    with iso loaded.. turn on . when the usb loads attach the hard drive.. it will hot boot
    and proceed to be available to install

    this has worked for me in the past on the
    CF-M34 that i have there are over a dozen models. maby not work on all
     
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    Here's a specsheet for a fully decked out Mk7
     
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    Thanks!
    That was pretty cool story
    my M34 has a story..
    I sold it about 8 yrs ago
    always regretted it
    walked into a pawn shop to buy some tools.. and there was a m34 on the shelf.. i didnt even looked at it.. just pointed and said how much.. guy said $40 no charger. i tossed the money at him
    when i got home and looked it over.
    i realized it was my old m34!!
     
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