Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 4 of 4
I have an old Gateway 2000 Solo laptop that I have acquired. It is running Win 95, has 512MB hard drive space, and 24MB RAM. I have never used Linux, ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    KY
    Posts
    2

    install on old laptop 512MB - possible??


    I have an old Gateway 2000 Solo laptop that I have acquired. It is running Win 95, has 512MB hard drive space, and 24MB RAM. I have never used Linux, but had it recommended by a friend. If possibly I would like to completely format the hard drive and install Linux. Will this even be possible?

    Thanks.
    ~seh

  2. #2
    oz
    oz is offline
    forum.guy
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    arch linux
    Posts
    18,733
    I think most distros are going to take more power than that, but maybe you could try running a live-cd such as Damn Small Linux (about 50 MB) on it to see how that works. If it runs, you should be fine to install it on the hard drive.
    oz

  3. #3
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    KY
    Posts
    2
    I'm completely new to Linux. Where can I find something like that to try?

  4. #4
    oz
    oz is offline
    forum.guy
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    arch linux
    Posts
    18,733
    oz

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •