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Yesterday evening was very frustrating in some ways, but in other ways good. It was good in that there was socialness and TV watching. Sky has so many shiny programs on it. If I had Sky plus or something similiar, I would never have a problem finding something to watch on TV, cos there would be a backlog of stuff to watch.

The frustration came with installing Linux on the Toaster. It's old, but should in theory be perfectly capable of running Linux. Except stupidly the install CD attempts to create a ramdisk that is bigger than the amount of physical memory. So using the floppy disc installation it creates a much smaller ramdisk, but then doesn't have the drivers for the network card. It also doesn't have nearly enough memory to run the installer.

So after much faffing about, we managed to reformat the harddrive so it had some swapspace (which took two attempts cos I am dumb :) and slowly worked through the installation process. Only for it to inexplicably not be able to install anything. Hard to tell exactly what the problem is - the CD is a bit grimy but not enough to cause any problems before.

This certainly doesn't show how shiny and lovely Linux is. I suspect I'm going to have to go old school on it.

And of special note to majic13...today I got not one, but two free pens from Capital One :)

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Verily, the gods of credit-card spam smile upon you. :D
Heya. I have ThingsILove stress - apparently I accidentally have two wishlists, one of which is empty and I don't know the password for, and one of which is full. Only the empty one comes up when people search under my name. And it's my birthday.

I think people are searching for your LJ name rather than your RL name then, cos it finds both if I use the latter. I've nuked the empty account, so hopefully that'll help point them in the right direction?

Latest Redhat requires (according to their release notes) 128Mb for a graphical setup. There is Tiny Linux which although not supported might be a good start?

I've got ideas on how to get an up to date system on there. Whatever we do, I think we're probably going to have to recompile the kernel and remove all the crap. Have to see how much space that'll take up.

Ha! I've barely spent hardly any time doing this so far.