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    Unhappy install ubuntu on an old hp presario 2100

    I want to install ubuntu on an old hp presario 2100. I want to use it as an alternative device to browse internet and some other minor apps with nice look and moreover windows does not work nice on it. So please reply fast guys.
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    Re: install ubuntu on an old hp presario 2100

    Welcome to the Ubuntu Forums

    It is an old computer, so I would advice that you install the light-weight flavour Xubuntu 12.04 LTS instead of standard Ubuntu. Furthermore, if you have less than 768 MB of RAM, you should download the alternate iso file, otherwise you can use the standard live desktop Xubuntu iso file. In both cases, use the 32-bit version.

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    Re: install ubuntu on an old hp presario 2100

    From what I know ram is 20 gb but physical memory is low and I have already downloaded Ubuntu. As the wifi connection is not working properly and I need to do some work urgently. Can I just use ubuntu or will it work worse than win xp on the low powered laptop. If Ubuntu will not work properly I can install archpup on this one.

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    Re: install ubuntu on an old hp presario 2100

    Something in the Puppy family would be great, but stay away from Ubuntu.

    If you want the Buntu family, Xubuntu (or Lubuntu) is a good option as mentioned above.

    Best is to install with wired access and focus on wirefree later.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
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    Re: install ubuntu on an old hp presario 2100

    Will it not work at all or will still run with little delay.

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    Re: install ubuntu on an old hp presario 2100

    Quote Originally Posted by anant12 View Post
    Will it not work at all or will still run with little delay.
    The current versions Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 12.10 need much more 'horsepower', according to what I found in an internet link about your computer. So Ubuntu will not work at all.
    Last edited by sudodus; March 19th, 2013 at 04:40 PM. Reason: generalized motivation

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    Re: install ubuntu on an old hp presario 2100

    According to this
    http://www.cnet.com/laptops/hp-compa...-21271063.html
    we have a Pentium 4 M and not a Pentium M, so PAE is not a problem.

    Anyway, Ubuntu is out of the question due to its (other) hardware requirements. The alternatives mentioned above are worth trying.
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    Re: install ubuntu on an old hp presario 2100

    Wat about ubuntu 8 - 10

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    Re: install ubuntu on an old hp presario 2100

    Quote Originally Posted by anant12 View Post
    Wat about ubuntu 8 - 10
    These versions are too old. 8 is way past its end of life, and 10.04LTS end of life is next month.

    In the Ubuntu family (flavours), you should try Xubuntu 12.04 LTS or Lubuntu 12.10. Xubuntu 12.04 end of live is April 2015 (3 years of support), while Lubuntu 12.10 end of life is April 2014 (18 months of support). After end of life there are no security updates and no bug fixes at all.

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    Re: install ubuntu on an old hp presario 2100

    I just want to use the presario as an alternative laptop when my dell inspiron is not available. So, I do not need any security updates. I just want the laptop to be functional for little urgent work.

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