Installing Ubuntu

NoOp glgxg at
Wed May 16 06:29:07 UTC 2007

On 05/15/2007 11:26 PM, Erik Christiansen wrote:
> On Tue, May 15, 2007 at 09:02:38PM -0700, NoOp wrote:
>> I gave up on Live CD's at Dapper. My equipment is so old & slow that the
>> Live CD's would *always* fail. Now I only use Alternate CD's and all is
>> well.  I also found that even attempting to run a Live CD on a
>> 650Mhz/256MB or 450Mhz/256MB is next to impossible... unless of course
>> you have the patience of Job and don't mind watching things in slow
>> motion. Compare the Knoppix Live CD next to an Ubuntu Live CD on old &
>> slow is like watching NASCAR vs paint dry.  I highly recommend trying
>> 7.04 from the alternate CD.
> Is there an optimal version to install on an old 366 MHz laptop? (Which
> currently has redhat & debian on it.) Maybe even alternate 7.04 is too
> many coffee beans for the old machine's ticker?
> Erik

My everyday machine is 450Mhz/256MB, my lowest speed test machine is
300Mhz/256 - highest is 2.2Gb/512MB. The 300 works ok, it's a bit slow
when running OOo or other similar, but gets by otherwise (Feisty 7.04).

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