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Old 08-25-2014, 10:27 PM   #1
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Installing Linux Mint into a Compaq Presarion X-1000 Failure


I tried to install Mint into my older laptop with CD, it was not successful. I went into it via F-10 key at start up and chose the boot from disk mode. What am I doing wrong? Being the noob that I am, could someone explain to me, step by step how to install the OS. I purchased the disk from OS disk and have had good luck installing on my other computer. I posted this on the other forum with no success so I'm hoping to get help with this here.

Thanking you in advance,

Bruce
 
Old 08-26-2014, 02:00 PM   #2
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How far did you get? Were you able to boot it into live mode?
 
Old 08-26-2014, 02:32 PM   #3
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What are the hardware specs of this old computer?
 
Old 08-26-2014, 07:06 PM   #4
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Which release of Mint are you using? Even the xfce version of the current Mint 1.2GB and won't fit on a CD.
 
Old 08-26-2014, 08:39 PM   #5
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What are the hardware specs of this old computer?
Yes, do give us the specs first. Does this page show the correct model? If so, how much ram does yours have?

Mint may be way too much for what the PC can handle.
 
Old 08-27-2014, 01:03 PM   #6
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Thank you...Yes those specs are correct. RAM is 512MB.

Again, Thank you.


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Old 08-27-2014, 01:08 PM   #7
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Mint is likely to much for your system. Look at one of the lighter distros such as MX-14...

http://www.mepiscommunity.org/mx
 
Old 08-27-2014, 01:26 PM   #8
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NGIB, Thank you so much! MX-14 CD is on the way.

Thanks to all,


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