Re: What to do with ancient notebook
- From: "de.doughboy" <de.doughboy@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 23:30:33 -0700 (PDT)
On Aug 3, 4:07 am, atilla <ati...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I have a notebook with some 300Mhz processor(Some weird x86, Toshiba I
guess) with 64 MB ram and not much else. What can be dine with such a
machine? Even XFCE is too heavy on RAM. I will be happy to turn this into a
web surfing PC at home. What distro/desktop do you suggest?
you didnt say if it has a CD-R or not? if it can run Linux -GoLive
from the CD-R then you wont need to worry about the low RAM. Here are
some tools for your to try... You will need to download the ISO to a
file and then make a bootable copy. I suggest burning with windows
Nero if you dont have a linux box.
The ultimate boot CD (UBCD) has a low ram selection on the partion
manager pager. Just click part-manager, and you will get a splash page
for system options. The you can test all your i386 hardware. It's
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distrribution=ubuntu <-- click on
GoLive CD under any distro.
I've been using Ubuntu-breezy5 on my P1 boxes since 2006 with low ram
settings and no performance issues. It's very stable so don't tell me
i need to upgrade. It often is the only box that will boot when system
attacks hit me. I cant tell you how many times I have had to reinstall
Not much you can do with only 64MB I use my old i386 notebook as a
test tool when i am servicing PC monitors. It has a colour bar
generator built into the ROM and the extral VGA port makes a perfect
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