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December 18th, 2012, 12:02 AM
hi there guys i have a old toshiba portege 7200 im trying to get ubuntu or lubuntu onto it it has no cd drive and 1 usb slot ive tryed the usb slot but the bios wont let me usb boot

any ideas
many thanks

December 18th, 2012, 12:06 AM
Welcome to the forums! Installing Ubuntu on a Pentium 3 with base 64mb RAM (your hardware specs according to Google) is not a beginner project, so if you are new to Linux, I recommend you recycle your current hardware and upgrade to a system that meets (or, preferably, exceeds) the following hardware requirements:


If money is tight, here is some advice how to find cheap/free hardware: http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2010/10/30/howto-find-an-old-computer/

December 18th, 2012, 12:08 AM
Please consider the suggestions of snowpine before try my suggest.

I think you need make a bios setting to boot from USB in many laptops of toshiba (i have one) when you boot appear a panel message with setup options - press F12 to boot menu, when you do F12 pressed, you open the BIOS settings boot choice usb please a run Ubuntu, i suggest to you try use Lubuntu or Xubuntu the both options are good for older pcs, i think.

If you have problem please post here.