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Old 08-09-2005, 04:40 PM   #1
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Question linux on a winbook XL


ive got this old winbook xl. its not realy good for anything except for use as a paperweight. anyway i thought to myself, why not overclock the SOB and run linux on it.

does anyone know of a distro that would run on it? i want something like one of the major distros (mandrake, redhat, slackware, suse, .....), but maybe an older version or something. mostly i want support for a sandisk cruzer mini and OpenOfice (may need an old version of that as well). what i want to know is this.

1. what distros and versions would run on such an old piece of crap?
2. where can i find download links to these
3. where can i find an old version of Gnome and OOo
4. can i run a 2.6 kernel on it?

here are the specs
xlspecs.htm

i know it has to be possible if win98 will run on it. right now its running winbloz 98, microsuck office 95, and its got no usb support.

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Old 08-09-2005, 08:49 PM   #2
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Try a knoppix cd specs are

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Intel compatible CPU (i486 and up),
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16 MB Text modus, 96 MB vor Graphics with KDE
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boot-able CD-ROM- IDE/ATAPI or SCSI ( Boot-Floppy possible if not boot-able CD-ROM),
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standard SVGA-compatible graphics card,
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serial or PS/2 or IMPS/2-compatible USB-Mouse.

If you can boot this, you can install it, it's debian.

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Old 08-09-2005, 09:27 PM   #3
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it wont run it. ive tried in the past. pretty much all i could get to run i think was somthing like puppylinux. but i didn't like it. ive been searching for old versions of mandrake (7.1) or redhat (6) that are supposed to run on that comp. no luck though. its like everyone on the internet is against hosting old versions of stuff.

i want a common distro that is not at all memory/proscessor/hard disk intensive. and most of all i want to find an old version of Gnome. if nothithing else i can find one of those minimalistic distros like damnsmall linux or puppylinux and install gnome later.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 03:27 PM   #4
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Originally posted by nenyo
it wont run it. ive tried in the past. pretty much all i could get to run i think was somthing like puppylinux. but i didn't like it. ive been searching for old versions of mandrake (7.1) or redhat (6) that are supposed to run on that comp. no luck though. its like everyone on the internet is against hosting old versions of stuff.

i want a common distro that is not at all memory/proscessor/hard disk intensive. and most of all i want to find an old version of Gnome. if nothithing else i can find one of those minimalistic distros like damnsmall linux or puppylinux and install gnome later.
Can't help you, oldest versions I have are RH 9 and suse 8 (live) and knoppix 3.6

Last year I dumped all the old cd's sometimes your cupboard gets to small.

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Old 08-10-2005, 03:35 PM   #5
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ah. oh well.
i decided to use vectorlinux. they host there old versions as well as new (small dist). i'm having other problems now though.
check this out...
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=351885
 
  


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