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    Re: Could i run Ubuntu on this?

    Great if people will help in this field. Too many threads on old hardware suffer from bad advice (given in good faith, I know!)

    The problem is isolated to the 400 MHz Pentium M's. Just ask for the output from lshw and it will be visible.

    Fake-PAE seems to make the new Buntus run on the old Pentium M's, but I have not tried it myself.
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    Re: Could i run Ubuntu on this?

    i have a ubuntu flavor running quite well on a T42. a Dell D800 and an acer aspire 1604z. also an older hp.
    The only dumb question is the one not asked.

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    Re: Could i run Ubuntu on this?

    I'm making this thread as solved, I've decided to see what I can do with my chromebook.

    Please go to this thread to give me more advice on the chromebook: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...9#post12585089

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    Re: Could i run Ubuntu on this?

    Quote Originally Posted by tahdas View Post
    i don't really need another desktop, i already have 2 lower power ones and medium power one.

    What i really need is a laptop, because my family is planning on taking this long roadtrip and i want a laptop i can do something with. I have a Cr 48 chromebook, but its dosent run faster that 10MPH.
    Dude, you already have four computers. Sell one (or two, or three) and get your budget up above $50. If the machines aren't worth much themselves some of the components might be. Older RAM can fetch good prices sometimes.

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    Re: Could i run Ubuntu on this?

    Yeah i thought about that, but i' using 3/4 and the 4th one has no ram because im using it on another CPU. I don't think i could get much for the Chromebook or id sell it.

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    Re: Could i run Ubuntu on this?

    Quote Originally Posted by tahdas View Post
    So I should install crunch bang or archbang? How would I go about doing that?
    Has anyone heard of people hackintoshing the cr-48? http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/top...nventec-cr-48/
    how hard would that be to do? Because I like the Mac touchpad short cuts, and Netflix works on Mac, it wouldn't on ChrUbuntu even with the app.
    If I was you I would download Cruncbang Waldorf and Manjaro Openbox Lite, both testing releases and try them out for yourself.
    http://crunchbang.org/download/waldorf
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/manj...ild/0.8.5-rc2/

    The Crunchbang one is based on Debian Wheezy which would be stable pretty soon, I have not seen many updates to it and it's been rock solid. You will end up with a very stable system but this being Debian don't expect much in terms of new packages but they do backport stuff though.. If openbox is not your thing then you can install XFCE 4.10 by following this thread http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=21324&p=3
    With Debian you don't get PPAs like in Ubuntu.

    The Manjaro Openbox one is based on unstable/testing but will be in the stable repos within the next week or two. This is a rolling release distro so you will get newer packages but they are also more stable than the Arch ones (they lag Arch releases). XFCE 4.10 if you want is available in the repos without adding anything. This one has less packages by default on the ISO so you decide which apps you want to install. It's also got Synapse app launcher by default which noobs might enjoy.
    With Manjaro you also have access to AUR so you can also install packages from there that don't appear in the repos.

    Both communities are really friendly and helpful, you just need to try it for yourself and see which you prefer.

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    Re: Could i run Ubuntu on this?

    Quote Originally Posted by tahdas View Post
    Yeah i thought about that, but i' using 3/4 and the 4th one has no ram because im using it on another CPU. I don't think i could get much for the Chromebook or id sell it.
    They're going for $100 - $150 on ebay right now. I don't think I'd sell it either, but that's roughly what you can expect to get.

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    Re: Could i run Ubuntu on this?

    If i can get that much maybe i should sell.

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    Re: Could i run Ubuntu on this?

    Try checking out DSL: http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/
    Or SliTaz: http://www.slitaz.org/en/
    And as ManamiVixen said earlier, try Puppy Linux: http://puppylinux.org/main/Overview%...%20Started.htm
    Last edited by bashhimup; April 3rd, 2013 at 01:42 AM.

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    Re: Could i run Ubuntu on this?

    Quote Originally Posted by tahdas View Post
    So I should install crunch bang or archbang? How would I go about doing that?

    chrunchbang install is quite similar to Ubuntu install. not difficult. only once you are done and boot into the OS a script will run with a few questions. for example do you want libre office installed y/n and a few other porgrammes. you can say no to all or go through and install what you want.
    Easy to understand Ubuntu manual with lots of pics: http://ubuntu-manual.org/
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