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Re: Help with Linux config



fixed

Did you look at Puppy Linux?
http://www.puppylinux.org/pup/viewpage.php?page_id=3  


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-----Original Message-----
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
Partner400

www.Partner400.com

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