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Old 06-06-2018, 05:09 AM   #16
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If the machine works fine you can install linux but for smooth experience you need better specs and it might be best to leave it and go for some decent one.
 
Old 06-06-2018, 09:26 AM   #17
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I find that a very old laptop I have behaves differently depending upon the state it is in when it boots. I.e. I have an external monitor which does not come up if I turn on the computer with the lid open, but when I load the OS, Windows shows up, Linux requires me to change the display mode to either extend or share monitors.

Meanwhile if I turn it on and then quickly shut the cover before any boot stuff comes up, everything shows up on the external monitor.

I checked your specs and unfortunately you do not have an external DB9 for a COM1 port. Too bad, because I'd also suggest hooking up a serial cable to see if you'd get a default system console.
 
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