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Old 10-16-2012, 11:40 PM   #1
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help !! i want to start using linux/ubunto,


I have a think pad t43 processor pentium 1.73 ghz, 512/ram, at this moment i'm working with windows 7 service pack 32 bits, can anyone tell me what is the most suitable version of ubuntu to install, i want to learn how to use linux.
 
Old 10-16-2012, 11:59 PM   #2
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You can install the latest version of Ubuntu i.e. v12.04. For this, you should have at least 44 MB of memory and 500 MB of hard disk space to perform a normal installation (As per standard guide).
Further, go through following guides before installation: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...ubuntu-desktop
And, also check: https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/instal...386/index.html

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Old 10-17-2012, 12:15 AM   #3
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You can first check the list of Live OS CDs' list. Checkout which OS will be suitable for your machine because as you said your machine's processor is pentium 1.73Ghz and 512MB RAM. So, I would suggest you to use a good one light OS.

Here is the link of Live OS CDs - http://www.livecdlist.com/
 
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:08 AM   #4
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Thanks for the answers !!
I'll chek the the links.
 
Old 10-17-2012, 05:41 AM   #5
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You run Windows 7 on a machine with only 512MB of RAM? You must be brave.
With such a low amount of RAM I would rather go for Xubuntu instead of the standard edition, or may be Linux Mint Mate.
 
Old 10-17-2012, 06:40 AM   #6
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Some Pentium M computers has had problems installing Ubuntu 12.04 because the default kernel in that image required pae support from your processor, so what you need to do is download a non pae image.

Or just download and install Xubuntu or Lubuntu and then install the Ubuntu desktop if you really need to have it. Hoever I think Lubuntu is good looking enough that you wont need anything like Unity or Gnome shell.

Good luck to you!
 
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Some Pentium M computers has had problems installing Ubuntu 12.04 because the default kernel in that image required pae support from your processor, so what you need to do is download a non pae image.
Only the Pentium M CPUs with 400MHz FSB frequency had no support for PAE. The OPs Pentium M with 1.73GHz has a 533 MHz FSB frequency, so PAE should be no problem.
 
Old 10-17-2012, 11:30 AM   #8
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Ubuntu in 512MB is not going to work well, if it even installs (you'd have to use the alternative installation disk rather than the standard, for a start). I'd suggest Mint (a tight squeeze, but it will run) or Fuduntu (recommends 384MB). Both will let you encrypt the /home directory during installation, which is a good idea with any computer small enough to steal.

This is a good place to learn about Linux on the ThinkPad (by the way, I've got one myself: that's what I use Salix on):
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:T43
 
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A quick google search showed me you can upgrade the T43 to 2gb ram for about $30. Then you can run any distro you like. Have you considered this option?
 
Old 10-17-2012, 12:25 PM   #10
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Upgrade your RAM, it will make your life much easier.
 
Old 11-15-2012, 01:07 PM   #11
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Thank´s to everyone for their answers, i have upgraded the ram of my t43 to 2gb and i'm planning to install linux mint, can anyone recomend me the most suitable version for my equipment ????
 
Old 11-15-2012, 02:39 PM   #12
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Hello,

I'm no expert for Mint or Ubuntu, but you should not use a desktop-environment like Gnome or KDE.

You will need a 32bit-version, for example with XFCE http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=113

Markus
 
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