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    Hi!
    I search a small distribution of linux for a old computer. I found something but it's live cd. I want for install. The computer is very old and I want a linux with a basic graphic and minimal app : a browser, a video and music player, and a "control panel".
    Thanks!

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    Hello and welcome aboard!

    Check this poll for some options that might work for you:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/cof...re-2011-a.html

    Let us know what you go with.
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    A live cd is what you start with, and install from the live cd. Different distro's may word it differently, but you should see something like: Try ***linux Install ***linux.
    If you just want to try it from the live cd you click on the try, but if you want to install you click on the installer. Alternatively, boot the live cd and you should see an option to install either on the desktop or in one of the menus.
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    I will try every distro from poll although I saw a description for Puppy.
    Thanks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghitzZza View Post
    I will try every distro from poll although I saw a description for Puppy.
    Thanks!!!
    Ghitz,
    Welcome to the Linux Forums. Ask lots of questions.

    Check this forum URL

    Other Linux Distributions - Linux Forums
    /178956-linex-old-pcs.html#post845212

    for a similiar posting.

    I have installed and used Puppy Linux 4.3, 5.1, 5.25, Quirky, Lighthouse 503 mariner.
    They work very well from the Live-CD, and all install frugal mode to HD if you want.
    You will need a grub bootloader. I have found grub4dos works very well.

    I am running TinyCore Linux right this moment.
    It requires 10 MegaBytes of RAM for the OS,
    and all downloaded applications on my HD.

    glene77is

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    Thanks glene77is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghitzZza View Post
    Thanks glene77is!
    This came up on the Puppy and the TinyCore forums.

    Running from a Live-CD means that you DO NOT have to alter the bootloader procedures/files.
    The OS on the HD will NOT be altered.

    Both TinyCore and Puppy 5.25 will run very well from the Live-CD, FOREVER,
    and both allow you to save configurations / extensions / applications (like OpenOffice)
    to the HD as Squash (zip) files.

    That said, you should realize that they are impervious to virus from the internet,
    because the OS is reloaded from CD on each boot-up,
    and the saved files are in Squash (zip) files which cannot be penetrated from outside the OS.
    Even the 'installed to HD" OS makes use of the Squash file approach.
    My deep-seated insecurities have been satisfied by the use of the Squash file system.

    glene77is

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