Hi, I got this old Compaq Presario running Windows 98. I wanted to use it to program microcontrollers or practice C++ on it. I thought I could do the above things until I realized that (a) it has no usb drivers, (b) the CD drive is picky i.e. has trouble reading some disks, and (c) no NIC card.
Due to (b) and (c), I can't get install my DSL router usb drivers from CD and get online. Due to (a) and (b), I can't get the files I want on it.
I will post specs later, as i'm in school right now. Basically, is there a linux I can install that will have USB drivers? I saw this list on ubuntu forums for OS for very old computers but not sure which to choose:
It only has 4 GB HDD so I'm looking for something small. It also has a floppy drive so that's another option for installation.