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Old 08-06-2018, 05:09 AM   #16
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Should you wish to try Bodhi again...

With the specs on your old pc you would have to make sure your running the legacy version. It is the only 32 bit Bodhi install. Only having 1.5 GB Ram, a 64 bit os wouldn't run very well.

I expect if you tied loading Windows 8 on your older hardware it would be a nightmare too.

You would have to expect that using an old system like yours will be a challenge, when installing any os newer than XP.

It does get easier, keep trying.
 
Old 08-06-2018, 05:21 AM   #17
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There's a running thread on using old computers. You might find some interesting ideas there.
 
Old 08-06-2018, 10:38 AM   #18
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I'll look that up hazel, thank you.

I downloaded the 32 bit 3.2.1 version of Bodhi Rady4Bodhi

I don't think this computer would even run windows 7.

I've been seeing all the youtube videos on how easy Linux is and how it can rejuvenate old dead machines so I thought I would give it a try.

It seems to run faster on Linux, that's for sure, but it is not easy. It is a steep learning curve.

Thanks for the encouragement all. I'm sure it will get easier as I understand more.
 
Old 08-06-2018, 11:09 AM   #19
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You started out with a rather idiosyncratic Linux. I tried to install Bodhi on a 32-bit machine a few years ago and couldn't get it to work. As a complete newbie, you'd do better to stick to the big distros. They mostly "just work" out of the box.
 
Old 08-06-2018, 11:31 AM   #20
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I've never had problems installing Legacy Bodhi on old machines. I've installed Legacy Bodhi 4 from CD onto a 1 Gb RAM computer (13 years old) without issues. There's no need to install the old v.3 of Bodhi, use the latest release.
 
Old 08-06-2018, 10:29 PM   #21
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I searched for versions that would run on old Machines and Bodhi looked visually appealing hazel

JollyRoger1939: Version 3.2.1 was only version I saw that fit on a 700MB CD ROM.

I didn't see a <700 meg version of Bodhi when I installed 3.2.1. I didn't even know there were "lite" versions of Distros at the time that might be smaller. But it's moot since I've moved on and installed archX per suggestion in here. I have the machine up and running and browsing the web now

Remember I'm a compleet linux noob. This is my 4th day working with Linux!!!
 
Old 08-15-2018, 03:20 PM   #22
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Last time I used plop, it was simple. Burn iso to CD, boot from it. Choose boot from usb. Install from usb.
 
  


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