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
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":

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.

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 :

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

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