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June 29th, 2009, 08:37 PM
I'm about to attempt to install (currently downloading) Ubuntu 9.04 on my IBM T21 laptop, 800mHz cpu.

The site suggests that this is for "desktop"
Will this work on my T21.


June 29th, 2009, 08:40 PM
Boot up with the live cd and see for yourself. If everything is recognized and the system works smoothly, then you can proceed with a full installation.

June 29th, 2009, 09:29 PM
+1 TeoBigusGeekus.

FYI..."Desktop" differentiates between a "workstation" type computer and a server computer. The "Desktop" version is used for a laptop, as well.

June 29th, 2009, 09:48 PM
You might want to checkout CrunchBang 9.04.1 or 8.04.2.

It will work wonderful and is Ubuntu based.



June 29th, 2009, 09:58 PM
based on specs here, I would say no it won't as it comes stock with only 128meg of ram


If you have upgraded the ram to at the max of 512, then yes it should. Anything in between is questionable. As far as the speed, yes it will run on a P3 800.

June 29th, 2009, 10:39 PM
you may find that xubuntu works better for you,or crunchbang 8.04,it all depends on how quick you want it to be..?

June 29th, 2009, 10:59 PM
personally, I can't imagine that you'll be satisfied with it on that machine, you'll probably need to use a more minimalist distro...perhaps xubuntu


June 30th, 2009, 12:07 PM
Xubuntu isn't much ligther then Ubuntu anymore. Debian with either XFCE4 or LXDE might be a better choice. You can install either from this cd


June 30th, 2009, 12:16 PM
Why's everybody have to have a power machine to run Ubuntu? You can run it on Pentium III and earlier machines, with 32-192 MB RAM (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/LowMemorySystems).