700 mgz laptop needs small OS w/GUI

Asked by Dave Evans on 2010-01-20

I want to install a new OS on my old laptop that is small but has a GUI as I am new to linux and not familiar with the command line. Need suggestions on which linux would be best.

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2010-01-20
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2010-01-23
Dave Evans (ddevans888) said : #1

Also I forgot to mention the install has to be from the USB port as the CD Rom does not work.

Hawk (rthawkcom) said : #2

Check out:

DSL
http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/

Tiny Linux
http://tinylinux.sourceforge.net/

These distros will scream on a 700mhz laptop!

Dave Evans (ddevans888) said : #3

My laptop BIOS does not support booting to the USB port. Is there a work around for loading DSL? That one sounds pretty good to me.
Nordite

Hawk (rthawkcom) said : #4

If you can boot up into any OS at all, I believe you can download UNetbootin direct to the HD and install it that way. I have not tried this, so i do not know.

If not, you can always buy a USB to Hard Drive adapter (very cheap), pull the laptop drive out, install the image, put it back in the laptop and boot back up on it that way.

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