Maybe you’ve got one of these laptops and wonder what to do with it?
I’m proposing here to use it into a basic MP3 music player (a Linux system of course!)
Let’s see what we’ve got here :
IBM ThinkPad 365X, model from 1997
Pentium 133MHz, no MMX!
2.1Gb 2.5″ HDD (initially running Win95)
No cdrom drive!
No network interface!
How to build a tiny Linux MP3 Player System using Buildroot
Do you have an old spare computer that is rotting somewhere in your attic/cellar? Why not recycle it into a MP3 jukebox!
An old rig (Pentium 1/2/3-class) with 64Megs of RAM and USB connector will do!
No Harddisk required, a CDROM drive is optional in case that booting from USB doesn’t work.
We will design our (minimalistic but fully automated) Linux system so that a screen and a network interface aren’t even required.