|Hi David, not sure what you mean by smaller serial/parallel port.|
Be careful never to connect serial to parallel (or vice versa) as almost certainly lasting damage will occur.
I would first try the parallel connection, as a suitable cable will surely be available.
I think this is the easiest way, then serial and finally usb. Needing a usb to parallel convertor could complicate the problem.
A serial cable should also be available, but if not they are easy to make.
You have an oldish os and would think if needed, driver(s) should be available for your printer for this.
Please advise back on progress.
Jefro - your google link did not work, although newegg one ok - Regards Mike.
Good Luck - Keep us posted.