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February 25th, 2016, 08:26 PM
Ha ! Well when cleaning out my closets found an old Tiny(UK) 256MB intel 32bit laptop i must have installed Lubuntu 11.04 on sometime long, long ago, in a galaxy far,far away ;-}

Wonder-of-wonders i had even created a /home partition plus a 6GB / root.

so the 11.04 upgrade tools tell me i cannot upgrade to 16.04 or any other later Lubuntu version. My wireless internet connect is fine, so my question is:

whats the easiest way to make my old 256MB laptop sit up and sing 16.4 songs ? Create a new partition and just install a new build there or is there some command line judo i can use to do this ?

thanx in advance

February 25th, 2016, 08:39 PM
256 MB RAM is not enough for any of the current Ubuntu versions or flavours, not even Lubuntu, if you want to use it for real tasks. There might also be problems with the graphics chip or card. But you can play with it :-) See this link

Lubuntu/AdvancedMethods (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/AdvancedMethods)

But there are other and even more light-weight linux distros, for example Wary Puppy, TahrPup and Tiny Core. Read more at this link

Old hardware brought back to life (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2130640)