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Old 10-24-2009, 09:18 AM   #1
vskram21
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Please Help me choosing the linux distro..


I have been using puppy linux 4.1
i am using the system only for browsing and downloading..
i feel that my system is slow so tryed installing puppy 4.3..
but Xorg failed..
what linux will u suggest me...

system specification:
AcerPower 6100
HDD:40Gb
RAM:128mb
Processor Intel 2 400ghz
CD Drive BIOS does not support pen drive boot

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Old 10-24-2009, 09:29 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!!

Please do not post with large fonts, bold, etc. Just use the defaults unless you want to highlight a few words. (I edited your post to go back to the defaults)

First, if Xorg "failed", you may just need to install the right driver. What is your video card?

There are other distros for "minimal" hardware---eg DSL. Another options is Arch. It is targetted at intermediate users, but they provide pretty good installation instructions and--with a bit of patience--a beginner can install it.

If possible, I would install more RAM. It is really cheap these days and even another 128MB will make any OS run far better
 
Old 10-24-2009, 10:09 AM   #3
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i am installing arch linux which version should i choose either i686 or x86_64...
 
Old 10-24-2009, 10:17 AM   #4
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i686 probably.

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Old 10-24-2009, 10:35 AM   #5
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1686 is for 32-bit machines, x86-64 is for 64-bit.

I always install the 32-bit version, regardless of the HW I am using. There are isolated cases where the 64-bit version of something is "not quite there yet" and I don't need any of the theoretical advantages of 64-bit.
 
Old 10-24-2009, 10:36 AM   #6
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i finished dng arch linux 2009.08 and burned it to the CD i was able to boot it on a system with good configuration
but when i tryed to install it on the old(Acerpower 6100)..
what shall i do i order to install Arch linux r any linux which runs on minimum req..
can i try Network install??
 
Old 10-24-2009, 10:42 AM   #7
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Is it possible that you could type using capital letters and full words? It would make it a lot easier for us to help you, thanks

Are you saying that it won't install?

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Old 10-24-2009, 10:46 AM   #8
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ok..
i burn the image of Arch Linux 2009.08 and booted from the cd it takes nearly 15 min..but still it haven't show the boot
up screen..
 
Old 10-24-2009, 10:49 AM   #9
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Has it displayed anything at all on the screen?

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Old 10-24-2009, 10:57 AM   #10
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not yet....
the screen has some lines...
 
Old 10-24-2009, 11:00 AM   #11
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the screen is not clear...
 
Old 10-24-2009, 11:06 AM   #12
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after trying a lot..
i am planning to install Red hat 9 can firefox 3.5 be installed in it...
if so will it function properly..???

is there is any choice...
i want the browser to be fast that is what i whould like to do with that system...

can any body suggest me other options....

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Old 10-24-2009, 11:15 AM   #13
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Try Ubuntu. I've found it's one of the easiest to use.

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Old 10-24-2009, 11:17 AM   #14
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yeah it is easy to use but the system configuration is very low i cann't even run Xfce environment on Ubuntu...
 
Old 10-24-2009, 11:57 AM   #15
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after trying a lot..
i am planning to install Red hat 9 can firefox 3.5 be installed in it...
if so will it function properly..???
You really shouldn't bother with Red Hat 9, as it's out of date and unsupported. It'd be difficult to install Firefox 3.5 under Red Hat 9, because you'd find that a lot of packages would need to be upgraded to newer versions (and doing that is probably not as easy as it sounds!).
 
  


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