Re: Replace one version of Linux with another?
- From: ray <ray@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 09:13:32 -0600
On Fri, 28 Apr 2006 03:16:16 -0700, Dan wrote:
I'm a bit of a Linux newbie and would appreciate some help.
I have an old (10 years!) computer on which I installed Corel Linux. It
seems to run fine, but X crashes every time I attempt to Log out -
after an attempted Logout the computer is complete frozen - even
Ctrl+Alt+Del does nothing. The only option is to press the restart
button. I don't know enough about Linux to fix this problem, and I
guess that since the computer is so old it's not likely that there is a
Anyhow, I'd like to replace Corel Linux with something else like Damn
Small Linux, or similar as I'd like to put it to some use..
Do I need to do a complete re-install with a HDD format? How would a
Linux expert approach this?
Bottom line: you're going to have to do a clean install. Some real specs
would have been useful - 10 years old doesn't really tell us much. FWIW I
have installed Elive on several P166 machines with 64MB RAM. If it's much
older that that I'd recommend some updated hardware. Elive is a live CD
which can be installed to hard disk with a simple click. It uses the
Enlightenment desktop which is quite different from Gnome or KDE but is
nice looking and has a reasonable feature set.
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