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Old 04-02-2016, 04:09 PM   #61
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Gregg,

According to this, the GX520 has an Intel Celeron D 326 cpu which is 64 bit:

http://www.cnet.com/products/dell-op...-series/specs/
 
Old 04-02-2016, 05:00 PM   #62
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Ahh, yes. It's the Celeron D 325 that's 32-bit. Sorry.
 
Old 04-02-2016, 05:13 PM   #63
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We have all got our fingers and toes crossed for you this time with the GX 520!
LOL Are you being sarcastic? LOL
 
Old 04-02-2016, 05:14 PM   #64
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According to this, the GX520 has an Intel Celeron D 326 cpu which is 64 bit:

http://www.cnet.com/products/dell-op...-series/specs/
Thanks. Yeah, I happened to see the BIOS as it was on its last legs and it said 64 bit.
 
Old 04-02-2016, 05:15 PM   #65
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Ahh, yes. It's the Celeron D 325 that's 32-bit. Sorry.
I'm thinking you meant to say 'that's 64 bit.' Right?
 
Old 04-02-2016, 05:21 PM   #66
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Any ideas on why I can't install from a USB flash drive?
 
Old 04-02-2016, 06:04 PM   #67
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what distro is on the usb and how did you install it to the usb? Is this a newer computer that uses EFI?
 
Old 04-02-2016, 06:12 PM   #68
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Gregg,

Check the BIOS settings are correct in order to boot from USB:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO5sL1FeCTU
 
Old 04-02-2016, 06:14 PM   #69
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what distro is on the usb and how did you install it to the usb? Is this a newer computer that uses EFI?
Thanks colorpurple. I have two USB sticks I'm using. The one I made with Startup Disk Creator. That one gets the SYSLINUX error (see screenshot). The other stick I made with Unetbootin and that gets a blue Default screen, where the only option is to hit Tab and when I do, the screen gets stuck in this ten second loop.

And these computers are both over ten years old so I doubt they would be EFI.
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Old 04-02-2016, 06:58 PM   #70
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Check the BIOS settings are correct in order to boot from USB:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO5sL1FeCTU
Thanks beachboy2. I actually think I'm beyond that. The BIOS is set up properly. And it was even tricky doing that in a couple of the computers. (see screenshot)

Now I just "installed" Bodhi to the laptop and when it was all over (it took forever) it asked me to log in with a name and a password. Only thing I never gave a name and a password. Weird. But I'll ask about that in the Bodhi LQ forum.

I'm still wondering about the two errors I'm getting though (that I mention in post #69) if you have any thoughts about those.

Thanks

PS. I watched that video. I have a different kind of BIOS than that guy, but he needs some serious help with the camera work.
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:39 PM   #71
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For those looking to install an OS on a very old laptop with very small capacity, I just installed Porteus. http://www.porteus.org/ What a dream installation. After hassles with Puppy and Bodhi, Porteus installed so easily. The one quirk was the password I needed to use was
Code:
toor
. But besides that everything was simple and smooth, very few decisions needed to be made, it just practically installed on its own. And get this--you get to build your own download file. http://build.porteus.org/ In my case I really just wanted if for LibreOffice and am not planning to use it online, so I passed on adding a browser. And LibreOffice was offered in the build. In my case the file size was 251.3 MB. Much smaller than even Lubuntu, which at over 700 MB would not fit on a CD. Anyway, I'll see what it's like to use it, but with the little I've tried it it's been fast and functional. After struggling, like I said, to try to install Bodhi and Puppy--and now that I think of it, AntiX, as well, this was really great.
 
  


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