Dell LattitudeLT Windows98 Install

Asked by wwt on 2006-11-03

How can I install UBUNTU from my USB A drive? I do not have a CD ROM for the machine.

The OS is Windows 98 4.10.2222A 2nd Edition
Pentium P2 266MHz
64MB RAM
Swap file C: 1609MB free
Available Space C: 1609MB of 4117MB (FAT32)
Wireless Netgear HA501

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I'm sorry to say, that machine really isn't powerful enough to run Ubuntu. You really need at least 256MB of memory.

Stephan (stephan-doerner) said : #2

If you really want to use Linux on this machine maybe you want to check out "Damn Small Linux": http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/

Gabriel Puliatti (predius) said : #3

While it would swap quite a bit, you can always use Xubuntu, which only occupy around ~80 MBs if you use a browser such as Epiphany, or the even lighter Fluxbox, which would drop your memory requirements.

You can also try modifying this a bit to use it with Dapper or Edgy, in order to install through USB if your computer supports USB boot.
http://www.bigmaninjapan.com/2005/10/16/install-ubuntu-510-breezy-from-a-flash-disk/

Or you can try to boot from another computer using network boot and install with NFS, there should be many guides on the Internet.

Nicolas DERIVE (kalon33) said : #4

Here is the official howto to do this with ubuntu : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick

But replace the Ubuntu CD by the Xubuntu one, since you haven't enough memory and processor frequency for it.

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