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Hello everyone, I have an old laptop. I'd like to install on it a linux environment The computer is from 2001, it was orginally running windows Me. The specifics are: ...
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- 12-16-2011 #1
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Which Distro should I install?
I have an old laptop. I'd like to install on it a linux environment
The computer is from 2001, it was orginally running windows Me.
The specifics are:
Pentium III 933Mhz
640K System Ram Passed
119K Extended Ram Passed
8M video share memory passed
20 Gb HDD
Unfortunately I couldn't make it to know the Ram capacity, because now the laptop is broke down, I tried to open it but it was to complicated to get to the ram slot. Those are the data I got from the boot screen.
I tried to install Debian but it seems it's not working.
So I was thinking to install or Puppy Linux either Lubuntu.
What do you suggest me? Is my old laptop good enough for this distro?
Thank you very much!
- 12-16-2011 #2
Puppy maybe, Ubuntu no way. If Debian won't run on it, then Ubuntu certainly won't.
- 12-17-2011 #3
Without knowing a RAM capacity, there;s really no advice we could give.
Most computers from 2001 had at least 198 or 256 RAM, though...
Puppy or antiX?
- 12-17-2011 #4
Try the distrowatch.com search for older computers, but the suggestion of AntiX would be my first choice anyway.Registered Linux user #526930
- 12-17-2011 #5
He posted the RAM, 759K total. Less than a megabyte, that's what used to be installed in old 8086 computers, because Bill Gates (or so I heard) thought nobody would ever need more than 640K of memory. Most computers had 1MB installed, but you had to use a kludge to access the extended memory above 640K, mostly for use as a ramdisk.
It's entirely possible that the RAM total is incorrect, but apparently that's all that is being recognized.
- 12-17-2011 #6