A network install of RedHat 7.3 on a L5 is documented at 
Installing RedHat Linux 8.0 on your Toshiba Libretto L1
Here's what I did to install RedHat 8.0 on my Libretto L1:
- Created the
pcmciadd image disks. See the [RedHat Installation manual] for details.
- Booted off the floppy disk (with a Sony USB floppy disk drive)
- Inserted the 2nd PCMCIA (pcmciadd) floppy and continued booting
- The installer (anaconda) only offered "hard disk" install because there were problems with the cardbus ethernet. These are documented in RedHat's bugzilla database as [bug 74982].
- I rebooted Windows and copied the ISO images 1-3 on the local windows partition (you don't need the ISO 4,5 and doc for installation). I then repeated installation from the floppy disk.
- Installation itself went fairly smoothly. Unfortunately, there is no graphical install available for installs from the hard disk. Some key parameters:
- Keyboard "ja106"
- Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Wheel mouse, emulate 3 buttons
- When configuring X11, I picked 800x600 as the resolution.
- Added this line to the "Monitor" section:
DisplaySize 227 109 That allows X to correctly compute the DPI. Switched back to the X Console (Alt+F7) and restarted the X server by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Backspace.
- Login. In the RedHat Menu, I went to Preferences -> Fonts. I clicked Subpixel smoothing for LCDs. Under "Details..." I set the DPI to 120. The true DPI is around 141, but that yields too large fonts.
to be continued... (contribute!)
- Network / Cardbus
- IEEE 1394
- USB (should work OOTB)
- external monitor
- internal modem
- Kernel ACPI support (and the ToshibaAcpiDriver)
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