Booting any Linux on my old laptop
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 26, 2013
I want to boot linux on my old laptop (118MB RAM; 930MHz; 10GB HDD) with WinXP on it (i have no idea how can xp work with such small RAM).
I have tried booting Ubuntu 12.04 on it by a CD, because it can not boot from USB (its BIOS also supports network booting). it only have CD mechanic (not DVD) and floppy drive.
I have downloaded xubuntu 13.4 iso file, but it cannot be burned to CD, only to DVD (approx. 800MB)
Im a newbie in linux and i want to try it on some other computer before i will put it dualbooting on my desktop with WinXP.
Also i want to install Mixxx there. its my priority, which shouldnt be done, but i want it there.
So i want to ask, if there is some possibility to put a kind of ubuntu there where i can install Mixxx and also learn something.
PS: sorry for my english
Replacing my Router with an Old Laptop
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 10, 2012
Lately, my home wireless router has been going in and out. It's not dropping connection, just dropping it's connection to the Internet (the DSL modem is fine). After fiddling with it for a couple weeks, I've decided it's time to replace it.
And I figured, I already have an old Thinkpad R61 that's currently serving as a LAMP server for a little vanity website I have (it gets maybe a dozen hits a day) so why don't I put it to a better use? I'm going to get my hands on a spare PCMIA Ethernet card tomorrow and attempt to set it up as a router all on it's own. So here's my game plan so far:
(1) Set up the server as a router following these instructions:
(2) Set up the server with ADSLPPPoE following these instructions.
I should then have Internet access through a computer plugged into eth2, right?
Then, move on to....
(3) Install linux-igd for upnp functionality (gotta get that "Open NAT" message on my Xboxe
Which Linux for my old laptop
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 15, 2012
I'm complexly a green novato (newbie in Spanish) when it comes to Linux,
I started to do my own intense research and I was amazed to find out that I was completely naive and very isolated about Linux. I always thought Linux was for a specialized skill set of programmers and monasteries geeks. No disrespect to anyone.
In todayís dimension, I realized that everyone could learn and use Linux with ease.
Not like the old days of terminal and long syntax commands. Iím a master of DOS but when it comes to Linux is like I discover another civilization.
My odyssey started based on TWO factors:
No monetary spending on a new laptop in finding out which Free linux OS is compatible.
One recommendation, was to research the WWW for information on the different Linux distributions and find out which one is more compatible for my old Win 98 laptop.
I started with UBuntu, using the simple task of a Pen drive installation. I was shock to see, the ease of the installati
help what os sould I use for my old laptop
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 29, 2011
whats the best linux operating system to use for a compaq presorio 1075 laptop
But...Which version is best for my old Laptop?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 7, 2008
I've dabbled installing linux on various PCs before, and I checked the compatibility list on this site to see that my G3 ibook(the first all white kind) with an airport card should work with linux, but which version of linux would be best in regards of actually being compatible AND being simple enough that I can install it.
I can follow instructions, but a lot of the linux information out there isn't the most user friendly for people who don't work with it all the time.
That said, I wanted to run at least internet(wireless encrypted), basic IMing/Webbrowsing, and word processing.
My limitations are: My harddrive is only around 10gb, I have a g3 500mhz processor in it there, and a basic cd-rom drive. (Memory is not a major limitation as I added a 512 onto the 64 it had already come with.)
Guide me to install Ubuntu 14.04LTS on my old laptop along with Windows7Ult.
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 3, 2014
I am using Lenovo G580 with Windows 7 Ultimate OEM version and now my laptop works very slow. Someone recommended me to install Linux after bit research I've decided to give a try to Ubuntu.
I can't uninstall W7ult and I saw many threads that "Windowd erased while installing Ubuntu!"
Will Ubuntu help to do basic tasks faster(like browsing and media)?
>I dont anything about booting, installing OS or partitions.
>I cant afford loosing data on laptop. I dont have my OEM CD too!
So guide me to...
1)Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7.
2)Basic setups after installing.
I googled a bit and found that my laptop may not be supported because it doesn't have uefi thing. Here is the specification of my laptop - http://www.flipkart.com/lenovo-essen...MDGSR6RUYFGEGH
a very light distro for an old laptop
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 21, 2014
I need a very light distro for an old laptop, so my mother can see youtube and surf the Internet on her bedroom, any suggestions? The laptop cannot accept mora than 256 MB of ram, but right now has the half of it, 128 MB. So, I've got two choices, to use a light system or upgrade the laptop. I'm open for any help.
Thanks in advance
My old Laptop and xubuntu, what version is best?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 9, 2009
First: I am from Germany, so sorry for my bad english.
Hi there, I finally am willing to try a other OS besides Windows.
I wanted to try it on my old Dell Laptop, PIII, 256 MB RAM, Onboard graphic-card (I believe 64 Mb).
1. What Version of xubuntu would be faster on my labtop? xubuntu 8 or xubuntu 9?
Is the Version 9 slower because of new features?
2. I know I can try out the system playing it from Live CD. I also heard about "dual boot", that is what I want to have, keep Windows XP for maybe playing some old games on it from time to time and work with xubuntu. Question is, is that "dual boot" a option for installing xubuntu, or do I have to make this in ahead with a different program? Does that work even when I have only on Harddisk in my old laptop?
Thanks for any answers
Which Linux for my old laptop Page 2
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 18, 2012
What I installed now on "old" laptops or "old" PCs with an active usage:
- TinyCoreLinux (a kind of a pain but WONDERFULL after the setups which take time)
- Mint 13 xfce
Personally I would give a try to LUBUNTU (never tried it; probably a bit like Mint13 xfce but with lower memory use) or a Debian with fluxbox windowsmanager.
I tested hardware with knoppix, puppy, partedmagic, archbang: these are good but whith with too long boot times in my opinion for a daily activ repeated use.
My recommendation: play around with all these distros (CD boot and USB boot).. and choose what you feel is the best for you.
And: dont take too big windowsmanagers, it uses RAM/CPU ressources etc. http://www.gilesorr.com/wm/memory32.html
Very old Panasonic laptop what Linux distro?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 20, 2004
I've just been given a very old Panasonic CF-1000 series laptop, which runs Windows 3.1.
It only has a floppy drive, and I would like to install a compact Linux version on it with a simple, but effective desktop, basically something like Damn Small Linux.
How would I be able to create bootable floppies from the ISO image to install any Linux distro via floppy drive?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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