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Old 06-13-2008, 07:18 AM   #1
tERn
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Siemens Nixdorf Scenic Mobile 700


Hey guys. I got this old laptop from a friend. I wanna use it mainly for programming (java etc). Here is a review of the laptop that im talking about http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/1246/...obile-700.html . The problem that im sitting now deciding whether i should install a command-line ubuntu with the alternate cd and add flux, slim, bluefish or install a dsl ? Im really a fan of ubuntu and dsl have only dissapointed me so far.
 
Old 06-14-2008, 09:04 AM   #2
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Im really having problems struggling to install any linux now on this pc. The bios is to old for ubuntu alternate cd, the ram is to low for debian, dsl, puppy and gparted live cd. I installed deli DeLi 0.8 core linux, so before i installed it i had access to a busybox so that i could format my hd, i made a 1gig bootable linux partition and a 450mb swap partition, then installed the deli core, but when i restarted my pc, nothing happened. Please help me

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Old 06-14-2008, 11:20 AM   #3
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With only 16MB of RAM, I don't think you have much hope there... Maybe Slackware would work, but even then I guess you wouldn't be able to do much in terms of running a GUI on it.
 
Old 06-14-2008, 01:22 PM   #4
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Deli

Im trying to install Deli now on this laptop, i downloaded the core version (60mb) and installed it, but when i rebooted the laptop told me that no OS was found, im downloaded the full gui version (250mb) now and hopefully that will work, i saw a post of some1 with the same pc specs saying deli worked fine on his pc
 
  


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