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#1 SoulNothing

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Posted 29 February 2004 - 05:42 AM

Alright i just got linux for my desktop and i want to put it on my laptop the thing is the specs are extremely low
166mhz intel mmx
16 bit creative soundcard
16 mb video card unsure manufacture
2 gig hard drive
so it needs to take up little space and be very small as well as stable
any recommendations and is it even smart to put linux on a laptop.
thanks in advance for the help

#2 Dapper Dan

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Posted 29 February 2004 - 06:09 AM

Try Morphix. If the live cd works well on your laptop, it should also work when installed to hd. smile

#3 SoulNothing

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Posted 29 February 2004 - 08:37 AM

got it issue though it says you passed an undefined mode number

press return to see video modes space to skip

again im clueless as to the graphic card
the laptop is a micron transport xpe

when i load it the screen just stays black the cd rom is 4x though

#4 Dapper Dan

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Posted 29 February 2004 - 09:45 AM

That would be a vid card issue for sure. Rats!! I'm not real up on vid cards for laptops but if you could find an Nvidia for it, it would probably work.

#5 SoulNothing

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Posted 29 February 2004 - 10:29 AM

are you suggesting i switch the inside with a nvidia the inside is like a rats nest it is not fun taking apart and i dont know what card it is

but i also have
featherlight
debian
Gibraltar Firewall
Red hat
Mandrake
Beernix
Morphix
and slackware

you think any of these would work on my laptop
i just love cable

and the vid card gave some options im just not fast enough to write it down because then it goes straight into the linux kernel which, and then it is done i dont think i can use a live cd judging by both the processor and cd speed

i tried featherlight and left it on for three hours still hasnt boot

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Posted 29 February 2004 - 11:40 AM

Gentoo.

There is nothing else.

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#7 SoulNothing

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Posted 29 February 2004 - 07:52 PM

Ive heard great things bout gentoo cept the fact of installing ill give it a try

#8 SoulNothing

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Posted 01 March 2004 - 03:16 PM

I couldnt get gentoo before i had to go

but i did get debian on there

i installed the first cd but not the second because it took 20 minutes to load the second

anyway its text interface anyway to get to a gui

and linux found the video card to be vesa vga which is odd because under win2k pro it found it to be a svga becaue i had high resolution going.




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