View Full Version : [xubuntu] Can my old computer run Xubuntu

November 12th, 2008, 02:00 AM
I've got an old computer that's just hanging out in the corner of my room, and got me thinking if I could get it to work well. So would Xubuntu work on a computer with:
Pentium III 450MHz Processor

Not sure what the rest is. If someone tells me how to find my video card in DSL i'll find it. So would Xubuntu work on this? I've heard some people managing to get Xubuntu on computers with 128MB RAM although the system requirements say 192.

November 12th, 2008, 02:02 AM
You could install with the alternate cd and install Fluxbox instead, that will run nicely on 128mb of RAM.

November 12th, 2008, 02:17 AM
As above,text installer will be fine,but if you could find another stick of ram would be better.

November 12th, 2008, 02:18 AM
not enoufgh ram for a live cd

November 12th, 2008, 02:20 AM
Also, is there a way to get Ndiswrapper or whatever I need to use my Netgear WG111v2 from a windows machine? The computer I'm gonna put Xubuntu on doesn't have internet access, so I need a way to get the required drivers or whatever to the computer. Would a flash drive work(used with a windows computer)?

Crafty Kisses
November 12th, 2008, 02:53 AM
I'm not sure about Xubuntu, I know I have a old ThinkPad that runs PuppyLinux perfect with 128MB of RAM.

November 12th, 2008, 04:08 AM
LiveCD won't run on 128 MB RAM.
I ran Ubuntu and Xubuntu on an identical Pentium, but had 700+ MB RAM.
Agree with previous poster; if you can scrounge up enuf RAM to get above 512 it'd be a worthwhile test PC. You'll have to be careful with the multi-tasking. I installed Amarok and CD's would skip if I tried to do anything else.
Used the default music player and it worked better than Amarok did.

November 12th, 2008, 04:16 AM
From the xubuntu website:
Minimum system requirements

To run the Desktop CD (LiveCD + Install CD), you need 128 MB (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megabyte) RAM (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAM) to run or 192 MB (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megabyte) RAM (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAM) to install. The Alternate Install CD only requires you to have 64 MB (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megabyte) RAM (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAM).
To install Xubuntu, you need 1.5 GB (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigabyte) of free space on your hard disk.
Once installed, Xubuntu can run with 192 MB RAM, but it is strongly recommended to have at least 256 MB RAM.