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    Install On Xp

    ?:Is it possible to install xubuntu or lubuntu on a xp machine circa 2003

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    Re: Install On Xp

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    I see no reason why not. Download the ISO (torrent best, safest, quickest way), burn a disk, boot from that and try it out to see if everything works.

    Do you know what CPU you have and how much RAM?

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    Re: Install On Xp

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    I see no reason why not. Download the ISO (torrent best, safest, quickest way), burn a disk, boot from that and try it out to see if everything works.

    Do you know what CPU you have and how much RAM?
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    Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz
    Version: x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4
    Speed: 2412 MHz Memory (RAM)
    Capacity: 768 MB

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    Re: Install On Xp

    Should be all good. Burn the disks of each and give them a try. They run directly from the disk and you will have an icon on the desktop giving you the option to install .

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    Re: Install On Xp

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky Ball View Post
    Should be all good. Burn the disks of each and give them a try. They run directly from the disk and you will have an icon on the desktop giving you the option to install .
    so i can't boot it from a usb flash drive on that old machine i have to burn it onto a disk first then boot it from there

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    Re: Install On Xp

    You can use a USB dongle, sure. You need the appropriate application to make a bootable one, of course. You can't just dump the ISO to the thumb drive and boot from it ... nothing will happen.

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    Re: Install On Xp

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky Ball View Post
    You can use a USB dongle, sure. You need the appropriate application to make a bootable one, of course. You can't just dump the ISO to the thumb drive and boot from it ... nothing will happen.
    Well boot from USB does depend on his/her BIOS supporting it. A computer from 2003 may really be pushing it.

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    Re: Install On Xp

    Quote Originally Posted by Nburnes View Post
    Well boot from USB does depend on his/her BIOS supporting it. A computer from 2003 may really be pushing it.
    Possibly correct. Perhaps the OP can enlighten us on this (their suggestion so guessing it is possible).

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    Re: Install On Xp

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky Ball View Post
    You can use a USB dongle, sure. You need the appropriate application to make a bootable one, of course. You can't just dump the ISO to the thumb drive and boot from it ... nothing will happen.
    I have xbuntu lubuntu kubuntu ubuntu on a transend flash drive i go into the bios an move it up to boot 1 but it still will not boot from the flash drive but it works on my windows 7 laptop an i installed ubuntu on a dual boot

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