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Thread: Which Distro should I install?
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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!
Puppy maybe, Ubuntu no way. If Debian won't run on it, then Ubuntu certainly won't.
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?
Try the distrowatch.com search for older computers, but the suggestion of AntiX would be my first choice anyway.Registered Linux user #526930
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.