Xubuntu old laptop
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 31, 2009
I am trying to install Xubuntu on an old laptop. 120 mb RAM with 733mhz Celeron. I have gotten Xubuntu 8.04 Alternate to install from DVD. After it is done it asks for the DVD to be removed for a reboot. Proceeding after powerup is the 'Xubuntu' logo and a progress bar after which a blank black screen appears and nothing will happen. I have looked around and have noticed folks posting success with 120Megs of RAM and lower. What can I do??
VERY OLD Linux distro......
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 24, 2011
Some years back when I was younger, I got interested in linux as an operating system. I had an old blank, DOS, computer (486) and decided to run one called Caldera 2.3?. Friend of mine put it on for me and later he moved. I played with it for awhile, but couldn't get it to work like I wanted and there were no instruction books with the software. So, I deleted it and put DOS 6.22 on it and I could work it.
Later, I heard something about a company, SCO, filing suit against Linux, so I threw away the CD, not wanting to get in trouble. I got involved in other things and forgot about Caldera.
As I understand it, SCO went bankrupt, due to this smartass company raider. What ever became of Caldera? Was it sold off? Can you still buy the CD's of it? It did have some neat graphics of the planets and star formations.
I would appreciate knowing.
Thanks in advance,
William Fortson...On my grandpa's computer
Help with Feather Linux and old laptop
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 20, 2008
Im trying to install feather linux on an old computer with... 64mb of ram and a 400mhz processor when i install it.. everything installs okay but the colors are terrible and distorted...the whole screen is orange... some desktop icons can be distinguished but thats about it...can anyone help?
Help: A suitable dist for an old laptop
location: linux.com - date: April 25, 2012
I've got an IBM T40 laptop running an intel celeron M cpu at 1.2 GHz and 1024 MB RAM. I'm currently running Ubuntu 11.10 on it but it's so slow.
I'm looking for another dist to run on it, I'm not entirely new to Linux but I'm not an average user either.
The laptop is used mainly for school work, writing reports, browsing the internet and the occasional YouTube video.
Does anyone have a dist, preferably lighter than Ubuntu 11.10, you'd recommend?
Looking for a Linux distro for an old laptop
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 15, 2012
I have an old Toshiba laptop model no - L10 - 273 purchased in 2005, which still works fine. It has the following specs.
Part Number : PSL17E-009008AV
- Intel® Celeron® M processor 360
- Windows® XP Home Edition
- 40 GB Hard Disk Drive
- 256 MB DDR RAM
- 15 " TFT colour display
I have always used ths laptop as a dual boot system with Windows XP Home (which came pre-installed) and various versions of 32 bit Fedora namely Fedora 5/6/7/8/9 without any problems. Now the latest 32 bit Fedora 16 requires more RAM and thus I am now looking for a Linux distro, which has almost all the latest features like other distros, but still compatible with my laptop which has only 256 MB of DDR RAM as mentioned above. I still want to dual boot this distro with Windows XP Home. What should I do now? Which distro to download? Thanks.
worth the work to switch an old laptop over?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 3, 2012
figured I'd start out with one of the bigger dumb questions, and go from there.
I've always wanted to try linux out, but havent been comfortable trying to setup a dual boot on our (only) home sys without at least a little exp.
I recently got possession of an old laptop from a coworker. its a dell latitude p2 w/ a 6g hd and 192 m of ram and xp. (its also quite possibly the slowest thing I've ever played w/, lol)
I'm wondering if it'd be worth the effort to switch it over? I know hardware wise its a POS, and would hate to lose some of the programs it came with, but I also recognize it could be a good "learning toy"
the only things I would need to really use it for would be occasional web browsing, writing, watching/burning vids and once in a blue moon playing an older pc game (most recent being diablo 2)
Is there maybe a "stripped-down" version that I could look into? I could care less about bells and whistles.
So, ideas, opinions, etc?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 31, 2008
What would be the best distro to use on an old laptop with only 32mb of RAM and about a 2gb hard drive? It has no internet (yet).
I know there are threads on this but, they talk more about space rather than RAM.
[SOLVED] Linux on a really, really old laptop
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 12, 2008
My friend was going to throw away an old laptop but I thought that it might be useful as a bittorrent client or something really lightweight. Anyway, the laptop is an AcerNote Light 370 which is really, really, really old with a 133Mhz processor and 16 megs of ram. It also has a 1gb hard disk and a floppy and cd drive.
Now I've read the sticky at the top of this forum which was very helpful but I'm not really sure what the best OS would be. Any of ubuntu's variants are obviously out of the question and according to my friend, DSL takes an hour to boot. I found this website which is exactly the same laptop as me but it's from a while ago and a lot has changed...
Oh and does anyone know of a 16 bit type II pcmcia ethernet card that I can use with this laptop? This is also a high priority.
So, what would you recommend me trying?
I don't really know much about old hardware so any replies would be useful. Thanks!
Need help finding a fun distro for an old laptop
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 11, 2004
I would like to install linux on a Toshiba Satellite, with something like 100MHz processor (66 I think, maybe more), 20MB ram, 365MB hd and a external PCMCIA cd-rom. I can't get it to boot from the cd, so I'm looking for a distro which is available on floppies. I googled for it but found mostly mini-distros which loaded themselves onto the RAM, I installed Monkey linux, it worked, but I didn't like the fact that it kept DOS/windows, as well as the windowmanager wasn't much fun...
I run Slackware on my two normal PCs, so I'm looking for something fun (nice gui etc) rather than a hardcore command-line based distro. I would like something a little larger than monkey linux (more apps, better windowmanager), I've got 365mb hd-space to waste, so about 100mb's of distro/apps would be perfect. something like an early release of slax if that's possible.
Can anyone recommend a distro for this purpose?
Best Linux Distro for a 5 year old desktop and a 3 year old laptop
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 16, 2008
Laptop model: hpdv1000
Asus a7n266-vm mobo
512 mb of ram
128 powercolor ati 9550
silan ethernet card
cmedia cmi 8738 expansion sound card
creative speakers and headset
genius videocam gf112
these are my qualifications:
-i am a newbie wanna be linux user. i am very eager to take a shot to linux and learn it
-drivers are must have. before i dive to linux, i will first prepare the drivers needed. i want my linux box without any hardware issues and conflicts. i want my drivers to be complete and work after i installed them
-with larger software support
-as much as possible, i want the point + click = work in that distro meaning i'll just need to access terminal at a minimum
-i do some normal tasks like web browsing, document editing, music listening, p2p downloading, etc
-it can install flash and silverlight plugin in its mozilla firefox browser. my younger brother loves to play flash games so it is very needed
-i am a st
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