Did you look at Puppy Linux?

John A. Jones, CISSP
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From: pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Jon Paris
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2006 3:59 PM
To: pctech@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [PCTECH] Help with Linux config

Honestly, just install Ubuntu. I have been using a little bit and it
much easier than Debian alone. Ubuntu is based on Debian.

That is exactly what I stared out doing - I tried it on a couple of PCs
and liked it - but the live version of Ubuntu won't boot on this
machine.  I admit I haven't checked for a version with a conventional
install - maybe that should be my next stop.

I chose Debian because it was one of only two distributions I could find
where there was evidence that it would work with this old laptop - which
only has 96Mg of memory.  alinux is also supposed to work with it - but
goodness knows how since their iso image requires an 800Mb CD and even
if I could find one I don't think the PCs Cd reader will handle it.  I
suspect that it was an earlier version of alinux that was installed.

Other choices such as Ubuntu, Knoppix and FreeSpire all just hang during
the boot process.

Jon Paris


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