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Old 10-09-2013, 07:17 AM   #1
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Which distro for amilo 7300 laptop?


hello

I have this laptop id like to install linux on
http://uk.ts.fujitsu.com/rl/services...LO%20L7300.pdf

Mine has only 192mb ram
30gbhd


Which distro would you recommend?

thx
 
Old 10-09-2013, 07:31 AM   #2
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Crunchbang or Antix.

http://crunchbang.org/about/
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?dis...ion=crunchbang

http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Main_Page
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=antix

Crunchbang is easier for newbies.
 
Old 10-09-2013, 08:28 AM   #3
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ok thx ill try crunchbang.
 
Old 10-09-2013, 12:15 PM   #4
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CrunchBang will not run well on you computer, although it will install. It really needs more than 192MB. Another point is that your CPU is (I believe) one that needs a non-pae kernel (never mind what that means!), which rules out some options.

The only things that will run well in 192MB and have the right kernel are AntiX and Bodhi:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/review...page/15/sort/7
http://www.linuxquestions.org/review...page/15/sort/7
(not reviews of the latest versions, but my fullest for each product)
 
Old 10-09-2013, 02:00 PM   #5
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ok iŽll try these. I could not install Crunchbang for some reason. Thx
 
Old 10-09-2013, 02:28 PM   #6
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If going with AntiX. Go with Vesa option with F5 key in grub menu to get to a desktop if I was you.
 
Old 10-10-2013, 06:30 AM   #7
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Non of these distros works on this laptop. All of them just stops installing at some point.

Thx anyway.
 
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All of them just stops installing at some point.
If using the GUI installer. You need to make a /swap partition with Gparted before running the GUI installer. 700MB should be plenty.
AntiX comes with a command line installer but I guess you will have trouble with a command line installer.
 
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If you tell us exactly when they stop and if they give any message, we can probably fix it for you.
 
Old 10-11-2013, 04:52 AM   #10
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ok, ill give it a try with Antix again later today and report back. Now my dvd-disc is unreadable for some reason and i need to buy a new one.

thx
 
Old 10-11-2013, 12:57 PM   #11
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I guess the dvd i had before was damage so that was probably the issue with the other distros too

I got Antix running now. But i want to install it, not use a live cd everytime. How can i install it?
 
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Run the installer (in the menu, button on the screen? — I can't remember). Watch this guide:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kCotJWcoiE

For partitioning your hard drive, I suggest three partitions:
1: 5GB for / (where AntiX lives)
2: 0.5GB for swap (used if you run short of memory)
3: the rest for /home (where your files live)
 
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:17 PM   #13
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ah thx ill try this.
 
Old 10-14-2013, 04:58 AM   #14
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ok thx guys i got it installed and working now. Followed the youtube guide.

thx for help
 
  


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