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A friend of mine at work gave me her old laptop and asked me to put linux on it. I've been having some trouble making this happen. She has a ...
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- 02-02-2007 #1
installing linux on an old laptop
A friend of mine at work gave me her old laptop and asked me to put linux on it. I've been having some trouble making this happen. She has a dell latitude cpi a series.
2.5mb neomagic video
pentium II 366 mhz
I've tried ubuntu edgy, suse 10, fedora core 6 and knoppix 3.3 the only ones i could even get to load up were suse 10 and knoppix, but suse is bogging her system down way too much and knoppix is just a live cd (it works really well though).
Any info would be much appreciated
- 02-02-2007 #2
- 02-02-2007 #3
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- Jan 2007
Knoppix normally supplies with an installer called knoppix-installer.
One can invoke the root privilege in a terminal by
Depending on the Knoppix version you have the installation takes about 10 minutes.
Just installed v5.1.1. yesterday and it took 6 minutes but I mounted the iso image on a loop back device to avoid burning it into a CD.
Newer Knoppix version is a lot faster. I will check my Knoppix 3.3 as the installer name has changed at least once.
I confirm the Knoppix installer for V3.3 is "knx-hdinstall". I am using it to do the reply.
The following has been checked and run OK for a new installation
The Knoppix 3.3 I have dated February 2004, about the time I started Linux. Its front cover states "King of the Live CD distros!"