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I have an old 233Mhz laptop w/32megs of ram. I want to install linux on it but it doesn't boot from cd. Also, there are no partitions on it. What ...
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- 10-28-2005 #1
- Join Date
- Jan 2005
Preparing an old laptop
Help is appreciated.registered linux user: 387197
- 10-28-2005 #2
- Join Date
- Feb 2005
- Luton, England, UK, Earth
Seeing as that topic isnt very useful, just get a bootable floppy image and install an OS that way.
- 10-28-2005 #3
Old laptop redux
Well... I'm not sure you can just put any old linux on a machine w/32M of ram - but one distro that trys to stake out that territory is Vector Linux. They have attempted to make a modern distro for older hw. I believe it is Debian based.
Have fun - i have a couple of old dinosaurs running linux and it is neat to see them become useful.
- Tom- Clouds don't crash - Bertrand Meyer
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finally - hw to brag about - but next year it will look pitifully quaint:
Athlon64 X2 3800 - 1G PC3200 - 250G SATA - ati radeon x300
- 10-28-2005 #4
Just to mention that installing gentoo on that machine will take a long time (as will installing anything else later on). If you've got the time, though, it's worth it. Vector is a good suggestion, I've not used FreeBSD, but I'd also recommend DSL (damn small linux).Stumbling around the 'net: