I have read the sticky and taken the quizzes, even installed ubuntu, mint, and fedora. I am looking for a distro for an older (4+) years E-machine PC. All I really want it to do is play Netflix online, and movies I have stored to an external hard drive. Maybe some torrenting and VERY light document work. I want it to be fast, and stable. Not bloated with all kinds of stuff I don't need like Ubuntu and mint, or crash like fedora every 20 mins.
The board is an intel chipset running a 600 mhz sempron. There is no hard drive. There is a 4 gb sd card and 512 mb of ram. I am considering using true crypt to hide the real OS and actual gaming roms. The distro must have touchscreen support. I have a prototype board running a standard Puppy distro but it does not seem robust enough. A single power cut usually corrupts the installation requiring "puppy pfix=fsck" or heavier command to restore it. I can't see an average kiosk attendant managing this with multiple machines. I need a very small compact robust kernel capable of hiding another tiny compact robust kernel that will run the games. They themselves require very little in terms of vid resolution or processing power.
I like puppy apart from the file manager, you could probably download a different FM from the package manager, but i am looking for a new distro. I know DSL as well and i think it's good but there must be better. I will mainly be using it for 2 reason
a) Recover(backup) files from a windows system i can't boot into b) To access the net of a system i can't boot into
1) Be under 200MB 2) Fast to boot 3) Have network support including wireless 4) Have sata support and ideally raid support 5) Good file manager 6) As windows like as possible 7) Easy to copy files from HD to usb stick and easy to set permissions .
All my friends say, OpenSuse is the best distro. I have tried it, but I just can't make it work for me. I have a lot of problems touchpad not working properly, wireless, it crashes. It looks good, but I need a distro which will work on my dell Vostro 1700. I have found Ubuntu (gnome) best for my laptop, but I would like to try (KDE) something more polished like OpenSuse. A distro which works like a charm.
I'm looking for a good hardware firewall that will run on an older pc (ie 512 MB RAM and 1GHZ CPU) FOSS is preferable, but not required. I've tried Astaro, but it refuses to load after a restart. I'm hoping for AV as I support Windoze clients, and a VPN. Past that, I can deal with anything.
I have a touchscreen (DELL model)which is working with windows xp (with windows drivers for touchscreen installed). but i want to use mandriva 2008 on the touchscreen, which requires drivers of mandriva 2008 only. I have been trying very hard but in vain.
this is my first time actually asking for help here, so forgive me if I make any mistakes. The other day I was trying to install Ubuntu 9.10 on my mom's old system (not too old, has vista on it) and even from the live cd it wouldn't boot. Then I tried 8.04 because I know that works on my XP system. However it would freeze during boot but at least showed that it was booting (the bar was starting to fill).
The system is an eMachine T5226: CPU : Intel Pentium D Processor 925 (Dual-Core) 64-bit processor with Intel EM64T Technology (Each core operates at 3.0GHz | 2 x 2MB L2 Cache | 800MHz FSB) Operating System : Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium Chipset : Intel 945G
Since we bought it it's been upgraded to 2 GB of ram and has a nVidia 8400gs video card and a belkin wireless adapter now. I can't understand why the live cds won't fully boot since my single core 2.2Ghz boots just fine with 8.04.
I was thinking of trying 6.06 to see of that might work. However I was unsure if the system is capable of running Ubuntu and might need Kubuntu or another distro.
I recently came upon an ubuntu variant called blackbuntu. Its in early release stages at this point, but its being marketed as a pen test distro. Exactly like Back Track, but in Ubuntu form. Was just wondering if anyone has had a chance to use this yet? All software that the distro uses is readily avilable in the ubuntu repositories already.
I've been thinking about picking up a subscription to Linux Journal and maybe Linux Pro. Are there any other good Linux mags out there? Only other one I've read much of was Linux Format, which kinda felt like it was mostly just an anti-MS fanclub.
How well is the ext4 new file system mounting compatibility with the older ext3 previous Linux installations ? I refer to Ubuntu 9.04 and the new Fedora 11 which have the option to install with the ext4 file format. Will it be better if I install with the older ext3, so that I will be able to mount all other Linux from each other in a multi-boot system ?
Find a distro for a gamer like me? I am NOT expecting Shockwave cause it is only available on Windows and I am sick of Windows for eating up my precious time booting itself and its variety of viruses affecting my game play.I want a Linux that have live CD,install to hard drive and ABSOLUTELY FREE <-----Important.Any Linuxes match my criteria?
I got a new laptop with 320 gb hdd,2 gb RAM and intel core i3 processor...the manufacturer is lenovo..its pre installed with windows 7 ultimate pack..i'm interested to install a linux distro..so i wanna know which distro suits my laptop configuration.in a best way.
I have recently loaded Linux Mint on an old IBM Laptop and am very happy with the GUI; however, I would like to learn how to use the Linux shell/terminal. I don't know any of the commands. Is there a good online source for this information--a tutorial or list?
Laptop has broken internal CDROM. I booted with floppy to get Puppy 431 installed from USB stick. Now I have USB CDROM access thru Puppy. I can mount and see the CD fine.
Is it possible to boot or install from a currently installed linux distro (Puppy)?
I have a second free partition ext2 available, sda2, and GRUB is working fine for me on boot.
(machine also doesn't have boot from USB option, yes, it's old, a project I am working on, I have Nimblex in CD now, I think it's a live cd, I would like to try a few different ones by installing to sda2 and wiping if ng.)
I think the title says it all really - I've installed Mint onto a Acer aspire 5315 laptop. Its a dual boot system using Vista Basic. Grub works perfectly and to be honest Mint is great. really enjoying playing and learning. My problem is that the laptop overheats when using Mint - the cpu fan doesn't cut in and the laptop shuts down to protect the system. According to a swift google this seems to occur with mint (possibly particularly with Acer's) and maybe with other distro's too. However I'd like to keep trying to see if i can find one that works.
So my rather obvious newbie question is can I just get another distro dvd and install this onto the partition containing mint thus deleting the previous install? If I did this would Grub show the new distro ok or would it keep searching for Mint. I have a back up so if all else fails I can reinstall everything but that will have to wait till I get home