View Full Version : Distro for P3-era Celeron 700?

June 8th, 2014, 07:28 PM
I have an old PC with a (very slow, PIO) 5.2GB Fujitsu HDD and 256mb of dat old kind of ram with 2 notches and a GeForce 4MX, and I would like to install some kind of Ubuntu on it, but I have already tried to boot Ubuntu 13.10 (x32, obv) (via USB and DVD, but USB isn't supported via the bios, I used PLOP) and it never got through.

So I tried something lighter, like Lubuntu, and I gave up after it loaded cuz it was way too slow to be usable (mouse pointer was lagging).

June 8th, 2014, 07:39 PM
If you're comfortable without a GUI, Ubuntu Server would probably run on it. Other wise I'd try Puppy Wary.

June 8th, 2014, 08:07 PM
No, I want a useable PC, but i'll check out this puppy thing

June 8th, 2014, 08:35 PM
Tiny Core may also be worth a look.

It is really small, but on such an old machine it may be your only choice.

June 8th, 2014, 09:36 PM
There is also a thing called Nanolinux 1.2, which is sort of TinyCore With A Colorful GUI. Kind of fun!