One-by-one, I tried all the ancient distros that will boot (via PLOP) from CD drive.
(No USB, No CD boot)
(Nothing boots from SCSI. Replaced SCSI with IDE-CD+HD to make testing easier)
Puppy 1.0.4 and DamSmellLinux 4.4 are the only survivors.
Puppy is horribly slow, and not upgradable to newer versions.
DSL is plenty fast and with a little dieting... Ummm, I hate diets
Plus, neither will boot from SCSI disk. Poo-Poo.
TinyCore won't boot in 42MB (video consumes about 6MB).
How about skinny little MicroCore ?
I think I could get thru it with some advice,
or... how about dos-win-4-workgroups3.11 with added LFN support ?
All suggestions appreciated.