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Old 12-24-2015, 03:54 PM   #1
Gregg Bell
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Having difficulty installing Bodhi on my laptop.


I have a Dell Latitude D505 (CPU 1.4Ghz, 256MB RAM, 30GB Hard Drive) that I had Xubuntu on. Xubuntu was so slow so I tried Bodhi on it. I made a bootable usb drive via Unetbootin with bodhi-3.1.1-legacy.iso on it, which is a non-PAE file, which is what it says my laptop needed. I inserted the usb drive, started the laptop and chose, at first, the "Default" choice and then the "live" choice (on separate attempts, that is). Both yielded the exact same results. The Bodhi Screen with the green leaf came up quickly and the circle was spinning around the leaf. Then once the spinning stopped, the screen was normal for a second or two and then the power kicks off.

Any ideas what might be happening and what I might do to install it?

Thanks. And Happy Holidays!
 
Old 12-24-2015, 06:30 PM   #2
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i doubt that bodhi is lighter than xubuntu.

no, on so little ram you should go much lighter still. maybe rokytnji will recommend antiX...

if you want to go at this logically, you have to boot into recovery mode and post some output.
 
Old 12-24-2015, 06:38 PM   #3
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You are welcome to use my search term links
(All 3 pages)

link

Since not much to go on by your initial statement in your opening post.

Edit: I'd bump the ram to 512MB before suggesting anything myself.

What is your md5sum? Like this

Code:
harry@biker:~/Isos
$ md5sum MX-15_386.iso
5a87349528a3bf2b9d9d08dc7441080b  MX-15_386.iso
harry@biker:~/Isos
$
substitute your Bohdi iso on file for my MX-15 one.

Oh. And Merry Christmas.

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Old 12-25-2015, 05:34 PM   #4
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Ha ha. Well, I don't care about Bodhi or anything. I just put it on one of my PCs and it allows for much faster usage than the Mint 17.1 that was on there. So I figured the smalled Bodhi would be good for my ancient laptop.

And really all I want to do is install the latest version of LibreOffice that I can. I already have MX14 on one of the same laptops and it works great but I'm experimenting to see if I can get an even later version of LO with another distro. So I'm open to suggestions. I tried tinycore and that was too complicated but I'm open to anything else. Thanks.
 
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MX-15 has LO 5.X available in jessie-backports. It went final today and is running well...
 
Old 12-25-2015, 07:23 PM   #6
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MX-15 has LO 5.X available in jessie-backports. It went final today and is running well...
Cool. Thanks, NGIB. So I'll try to get MX15 on there. Oh, and what's jessie-backports? I guess I'm asking where would I get the .iso for MX15.

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Old 12-25-2015, 11:54 PM   #7
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Hi.

Some of the more "radical distros" almost want you to rip the chips out to reflash or like Blag just need non-free drivers?

RAM is cheep but netinst or others, off the "top's,,," for now?

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Old 12-27-2015, 03:29 AM   #8
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And really all I want to do is install the latest version of LibreOffice that I can.
never on those hardware specs. cpu and ram are far too weak to handle libreoffice. or even any old and outdated openoffice version.(*)

look, linux can do a lot for old hardware, but it is also moving with the times.
what is now considered lightweight is heavier than what was considered full-blown 10 years ago.
consider the age of that machine, then think what sort of operating systems (linux, windows, whichever) were in use then.
256MB RAM is nothing these days.
if you can max it out to 2GB, maybe, just maybe, you can counter the ill effects of the slow cpu.

(*) i correct myself:
openoffice 1.0 came out in 2002, it might run well on that machine.
but you probably wouldn't be able to install it on any current linux distro.

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