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Old 07-01-2017, 02:08 PM   #31
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Do any other distros have this problem?
 
Old 07-01-2017, 04:04 PM   #32
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I believe this will help you: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PAE

Since the laptop you wish to install Lubuntu onto doesn't appear to support PAE, you need to take an additional step to ensure you can continue with your installation. Just follow the directions at the link and you should be able to proceed.
 
Old 07-03-2017, 02:08 PM   #33
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SONY LAPTOP 2004-2005
MODEL: PCG-8R1M
VAIO VGN-A297XP
PROCESSOR INTEL PENTIUM M 1.80GHz
RAM 2GB
Free disk 60GB / total 120GB

I currently in this old laptop run XP ver.2002 SP3


I want to install a linux as dual boot... what distribution you recommend is best for dual boot?

I had installed linux[ubuntu, centos, server and desktop, Elementary OS, Antergos OS, Linux Mint, Fedora] as VMs many times using Vmware Fusion/Player & Oracle Virtual Box... but were latest distributions...
I recommend MX-16.1 Linux. https://mxlinux.org/
 
Old 07-08-2017, 04:49 PM   #34
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what distribution you recommend is best for dual boot?
That's a bit like asking, "What's the best car to drive."
 
Old 07-10-2017, 04:52 PM   #35
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I used MX Linux 16.1 in non-pae mode and run success

Are you recommend install it or await till mx linux 17.x???? when 17 will be out of beta...?

You know any linux can run in non-pae that based on redhat...? mx linux is debian based as i think...read.

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Old 07-10-2017, 05:06 PM   #36
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SONY LAPTOP 2004-2005
MODEL: PCG-8R1M
VAIO VGN-A297XP
PROCESSOR INTEL PENTIUM M 1.80GHz
RAM 2GB
Free disk 60GB / total 120GB

IN THIS WENT TO RUN Lubuntu 16.04.02 live DVD,... but before boot appear a message processor Not supported... can RECOMMEND A LUBUNTU VERSION...?
If you want something that just plain works out-of-box, I'd recommend Debian (32 bit install disc). I have installed Debian 32 bit on various computers with Pentium M era processors, and it works without complaining about CPU features or anything. By default, the Debian installer will indeed install PAE support, but this will not cause any problems. Upon boot, the PAE module will be loaded, but then not used since the CPU doesn't support it. No big deal, you'll never notice or miss it (the feature has to do with support for more than 4GB of RAM, which your laptop will never have anyway because it can't).

In my experience with laptops of that era, the only thing that might not work out-of-box is the wifi chip. You may have to manually enable installing non-free software (Debian only enables open source software by default), and then install the module supporting your wifi chip.
 
Old 07-10-2017, 05:36 PM   #37
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I tested in MX Linux 16.1 Live DVD Wi-Fi and worked SUCCESS .... Are you recommend install MX Linux 16.1 or 17(when come) ???
 
Old 07-10-2017, 05:52 PM   #38
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I don't have experience with MX Linux, but it seems to be based on XFCE4 and Debian, so performance should be similar to what I'm used to on similar hardware. A bit sluggish for general web browsing, but there's nothing you can really do about that. 2GB of RAM is pretty nice, actually, for a computer of that era.

Note - if you want to use Netflix, you'll want to use Debian 9. AFAICT, the only two available browsers which can do Netflix are Firefox and Chrome (due to DRM). However, Google Chrome is only available in 64 bit, and the version of Firefox in Debian 8 does not have the required DRM support. Thus, for a 32 bit computer you want Debian 9 to get the version of Firefox that can work with Netflix. It's a RAM hog also. On my computer that currently only has 1GB of RAM, Netflix crashes after playing a couple seconds. On my practically identical computer that has 2GB of RAM, Netflix is fine.
 
Old 07-10-2017, 07:37 PM   #39
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I used MX Linux 16.1 in non-pae mode and run success

Are you recommend install it or await till mx linux 17.x???? when 17 will be out of beta...?

You know any linux can run in non-pae that based on redhat...? mx linux is debian based as i think...read.
I recommend installing MX-16.1 because MX-17 will come out by the end of December 2017. Some time before that the beta will be out. Everything works on the first boot up with MX-16.1. When you install it I suggest you look at MX Tools in the Whisker menu.

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Old 07-10-2017, 11:17 PM   #40
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I tested in MX Linux 16.1 Live DVD Wi-Fi and worked SUCCESS .... Are you recommend install MX Linux 16.1 or 17(when come) ???
MX-16.1 was released just last month. I have installed it myself with a dual-boot configuration, and it works great out of the box. As Crippled says, you have plenty of time before MX-17 comes out.
 
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Old 07-15-2017, 09:08 AM   #41
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I installed Dual Boot MX Linux 16.1 32-bit non-pae... Origin OS Win XP Prof ...

I am currently testing it

MX Linux has same commands as Debian/Ubuntu in Terminal...?

After comes MX-17 i should prompted to upgrade correct????
 
Old 07-15-2017, 10:35 AM   #42
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I installed Dual Boot MX Linux 16.1 32-bit non-pae... Origin OS Win XP Prof ...

I am currently testing it

MX Linux has same commands as Debian/Ubuntu in Terminal...?

After comes MX-17 i should prompted to upgrade correct????
Mx should have the same basic commands as all the other Linux. But if you are running some command in the terminal, you are actually running a app. So if a command is missing you should be able to install it from a package manager.
 
Old 07-15-2017, 10:42 AM   #43
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I installed Dual Boot MX Linux 16.1 32-bit non-pae... Origin OS Win XP Prof ...

I am currently testing it

MX Linux has same commands as Debian/Ubuntu in Terminal...?

After comes MX-17 i should prompted to upgrade correct????
It won't prompt you to upgrade when MX-17 comes out. Watch the MX forum for when MX-17 comes out and you choose to upgrade or not.
 
Old 07-16-2017, 05:13 AM   #44
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I mean MX Linux is a Debian Distribution correct?

What command used to install a program or package from CLI Terminal...?
 
Old 07-16-2017, 05:45 AM   #45
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yes, apt; see 5.5.4 for cli. Enjoy

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