Laptop with dead hard drive as print server
March 5, 2007 7:39 AM Subscribe
I want to use a laptop as a print server. Its hard drive is dead, but the CD-ROM and floppy are working. I've been able to boot it with a Knoppix CD.
How would I configure the laptop (a 5+ year old Toshiba) to always have the laptop configured as a print server when it boots up?
Is it possible to create a custom Knoppix (or other OS) CD with my printer configuration?
Also, I though about booting off a USB drive, but the laptop's BIOS doesn't seem to have an option to allow that.
The laptop would have a direct ethernet connection, and connect to one or two USB printers.
My home network has both Windows and Mac systems.