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    If you do decide to install Lubuntu or some other distro, you can install the VirtualBox software and then you will eliminate the need to burn to a CD/DVD and boot that way. Lots of information and tutorials on using VirtualBox and you should be able to install it from the Lubuntu repositories as well as the repositories from most major Linux distributions.

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    IBM A22M, Pentium 1000hz,512MB ram, DVDROM,Floppy.

    Code:
    $ inxi -Fxz
    System:    Host: antiX1 Kernel: 3.7.10-antix.3-486-smp i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.7.3) 
               Desktop: IceWM 1.3.7 Distro: antiX-13_386-full Luddite 01 June 2013
    Machine:   Mobo: IBM model: 2628TWU Bios: IBM version: KXET33WW (1.06 ) date: 09/05/2001
    CPU:       Single core Pentium III (Coppermine) (-UP-) cache: 256 KB flags: (pae sse) bmips: 1992.68 clocked at 996.340 MHz 
    Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Rage Mobility P/M AGP 2x bus-ID: 01:00.0 
               X.Org: 1.12.4 drivers: ati,mach64 (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1024x768@87.0hz 
               GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on softpipe GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.5 Direct Rendering: Yes
    Audio:     Card: Cirrus Logic CS 4614/22/24/30 [CrystalClear SoundFusion Audio Accelerator] 
               driver: snd_cs46xx bus-ID: 00:05.0 
               Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.7.10-antix.3-486-smp
    Network:   Card-1: 3Com 3c556B CardBus [Tornado] driver: 3c59x port: 2c00 bus-ID: 00:03.0
               IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
               Card-2: Ralink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI driver: rt61pci ver: 2.3.0 bus-ID: 06:00.0
               IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 35.9GB (24.0% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: IC25N020ATCS04 size: 20.0GB 
               2: USB id: /dev/sdb model: Card_Reader size: 15.9GB 
    Partition: ID: / size: 392M used: 26M (7%) fs: rootfs ID: swap-1 size: 0.76GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap 
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 59.0C mobo: 42.0C 
               Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0 
    Info:      Processes: 93 Uptime: 1:01 Memory: 176.2/500.7MB Runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 4.7.2 
               Client: Shell (bash 4.2.37) inxi: 1.9.7 
    demo@antiX1:~
    Running Live CD right now posting this. Copying over all my old /home stuff I wish to keep. I had AntiX 8.5 running on this P3, 512MB ram (it is the max this IBM laptop can take). I keep this laptop because the battery holds a charge for over 2 hours and cmos battery is new and it has a DVDROM with a Floppy drive. I used to take this laptop to my Ranch which has no TV or Satellite signal and watch DVDs on it instead of TV.

    Picture showing me running rox file manager as root to transfer files from /home to a 16gig SD Flashcard in a USB to SD card adapter. That adapter is plugged into a 4 in 1 port pcmcia combo card bus that uses
    2 usb 2.0 and 1 mini firewire and 1 firewire port.


    Code:
     lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
    00:02.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1450 (rev 03)
    00:02.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1450 (rev 03)
    00:03.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c556B CardBus [Tornado] (rev 20)
    00:03.1 Communication controller: 3Com Corporation Mini PCI 56k Winmodem (rev 20)
    00:05.0 Multimedia audio controller: Cirrus Logic CS 4614/22/24/30 [CrystalClear SoundFusion Audio Accelerator] (rev 01)
    00:07.0 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
    00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
    00:07.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
    00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 03)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Rage Mobility P/M AGP 2x (rev 64)
    02:00.0 USB controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 62)
    02:00.2 USB controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 65)
    02:00.3 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306/7/8 [Fire II(M)] IEEE 1394 OHCI Controller (rev 80)
    06:00.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
    AntiX recognizes everything and does everything. Install to follow after all my Video and Pictures directory has been copied. Ram usage on live boot to Desktop was 58MB. Right now posting in Iceweasel/Firefox with all the copying going on and multitasking with terminals open and such inxi shows that I am only using 176MB of my 512MB of ram.


    Been running AntiX on this laptop for years. The only reason I am reinstalling is there are newer AntiX goodies in AntiX 13 vs AntiX 8.5 which I had on this laptop.

    Edit: Install done, without a hitch. Now to copy back my personal stuff. After doing apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yancek View Post
    If you do decide to install Lubuntu or some other distro, you can install the VirtualBox software and then you will eliminate the need to burn to a CD/DVD and boot that way. Lots of information and tutorials on using VirtualBox and you should be able to install it from the Lubuntu repositories as well as the repositories from most major Linux distributions.
    i have downloaded 3 distro at moment (Lubuntu 12.10,antiX-13.1,Macpup529) and i will download Puppy Linux too.
    so Virtualbox will give me the possible to test every distro i want more easily you mean is a better choice that a CD or USB stick? but i don't have any idea how used properly this sofware! and will this sofware work only under Lubuntu or in any distro?

    @rokytnji if Antix 13 work without any problem in your pIII i think there will not truble on my PC, definitely will be a priority on my try thx for the support!

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    Just to show you. This laptop only came with one usb 1.1 port. The rest are off of a pcmcia card. Busy finishing copying back data from old install.

    Code:
    $ usb-devices
    
    T:  Bus=01 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#=  1 Spd=12  MxCh= 2
    D:  Ver= 1.10 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
    P:  Vendor=1d6b ProdID=0001 Rev=03.07
    S:  Manufacturer=Linux 3.7.10-antix.3-486-smp uhci_hcd
    S:  Product=UHCI Host Controller
    S:  SerialNumber=0000:00:07.2
    C:  #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=e0 MxPwr=0mA
    I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hub
    
    T:  Bus=02 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#=  1 Spd=12  MxCh= 2
    D:  Ver= 1.10 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
    P:  Vendor=1d6b ProdID=0001 Rev=03.07
    S:  Manufacturer=Linux 3.7.10-antix.3-486-smp uhci_hcd
    S:  Product=UHCI Host Controller
    S:  SerialNumber=0000:02:00.0
    C:  #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=e0 MxPwr=0mA
    I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hub
    
    T:  Bus=02 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=00 Cnt=01 Dev#=  2 Spd=12  MxCh= 0
    D:  Ver= 2.00 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
    P:  Vendor=058f ProdID=6366 Rev=01.00
    S:  Manufacturer=Generic
    S:  Product=Mass Storage Device
    S:  SerialNumber=058F63666433
    C:  #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=100mA
    I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=08(stor.) Sub=06 Prot=50 Driver=usb-storage
    
    T:  Bus=03 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#=  1 Spd=480 MxCh= 2
    D:  Ver= 2.00 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
    P:  Vendor=1d6b ProdID=0002 Rev=03.07
    S:  Manufacturer=Linux 3.7.10-antix.3-486-smp ehci_hcd
    S:  Product=EHCI Host Controller
    S:  SerialNumber=0000:02:00.2
    C:  #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=e0 MxPwr=0mA
    I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hub
    You can do alot with that old laptop of yours with added gear. I use a Belkin F5D 7010 ver. 6 pcmcia wireless G card on this as there is no internal wireless chip either. Pcmcia is less prone to breakage on these old laptop with limited usb ports anyways.
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    @rokytnji the usb port wouln't be a problem i have 3 usb port (i think they are USB 2.0) on this machine... anyway thx for the tips

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