ok, here is what I did:
I have my mom and I's old laptop (before I got my wallstreet). it's a Compaq Armada 4220t. 266mhz PI MMX, 64mb RAM, 12" screen, no OS.
it was having s problem with large hard drives (above 8.5gb), even with a drive overlay program. so, when I managed to get one 20gb (that wasnt working in the compaq) in my wallstreet, it's original 4gb fijustu retired, as did the compaq.
that is until today, when I shoved the figustu in the laptop, formatted it (dos, and temporarily), not even removing the barcode sticker with the apple logo on it, and I put...
ubuntu on it.
sorry if I scared anybody who was thinking windows.
this rock stable OS got me through the pre-OS 9 CD era of this B&W, and it will live on in the compaq. good thing I ordered all three sets of CDs (PowerPC, x86, and 64-bit).
with it, plus a wifi card, it will become my little wardriver/console macine.
it's small and light (once I shed the ethernet dock, CD-ROM dock, and floppy drive, and put a battery in the floppy bay.). it will make a lovely light duty machine.
I am terribly sorry for using a hard drive with an Apple logo on it, bui it was all I had avalible.
btw, it's a 4gb drive, but the ubuntu installer calls it 4.9gb.