Originally Posted by TroN-0074
every OS will required to download and ISO image to fully install in a computer, even Android requires you to download a zip file.
If you are having problem with hardware not detected you should try a newer version of the OS you want to install. In your case Ubuntu which 10.04 has been out of order for a while now. download 13.10 version and you will noticed the difference.
I would suggest you to go with a lite version like Xubuntu 13.04 or Lubuntu 13.04 for better performance
you can also try a lite weight version of Linux Mint like Linux Mint Xfce.
Really trying to help here with this post. Wish you best luck.
I meant 12.04. :P Was late last night... I first tried the driver from AMD because the download site said it supported the 7500M.
I often have to work on systems without any internet access, or on ones in rural areas with only slow dialup, not even 33.6. I just loooove Autopatcher. I use it even when I do have access to fast internet because the local install is faster.
Anything like Autopatcher for Linux? I have a hard drive with all the up to date updates for all versions of Windows back to 2000. Another stuffed full of updates, drivers, and other software for Linux would be just as useful.
Another reason why I'd much rather have drivers to download and be able to do an offline install is for when old versions get superseded by new ones and older hardware becomes deprecated or the new driver still supports it but is "feature reduced". Backed up onto a disc or other media it'll always be available.
Yet another situation is installing an OS on a computer that will not ever be allowed contact with the internet, such as for a CNC machine controller or one operating medical equipment. If some bit of hardware needs a driver not included but connecting to the net is forbidden...
I'll try antix on the old laptop and see if it correctly detects and installs support for the video, and the floppy drive.