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    I tested the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS mini.iso and it worked for me (but as usual only in BIOS mode, in UEFI mode you need an Ubuntu Server iso file for the same purpose).

    Edit: The released version is...
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    I can confirm that the 20.04 LTS versions of Lubuntu and Xubuntu work well for me.

    Please notice that there is a Xubuntu Core iso file, that is maintained privately by a member of the Xubuntu...
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    Long ago Lubuntu's target was computers that are 12 years or newer. It is still the target, but now it means computers from 2008 and newer. Most of these computers can run 64-bit operating systems,...
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    @maurer,

    I tested your firefox-esr like this:

    - Installed it into a persistent live Lubuntu 16.04.1 LTS system (in a Sandisk Extreme pendrive). I had to download and install two more packages...
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    @maurer,

    Is this what you mean: 32 bit without SSE2 (as quoted from the opening post in this thread)?
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    @Sami Lehtinen,

    If you suspect that the software is bad (the graphics driver), you can 'Try Xubuntu', booted from some live USB drives with different versions. At least the version that you...
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    I suggest that you try the first point release 16.04.1 LTS. Try it live according to this link,

    Try Ubuntu (Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, ...) before installing it

    If still not luck, please try...
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    @hennmann,

    '+1' I would also suggest that you try the LTS versions, and would add Lubuntu and Ubuntu MATE to Xubuntu as good candidates. I have a computer with AMD Athlon 64 x2 4400+ and old...
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    I am not sure but I suspect that Kubuntu (as well as standard Ubuntu) wants 3D capability of the graphics hardware. I know that standard Ubuntu can emulate it (I think it is called 'llvmpipe') and it...
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    We recommend to avoid old versions of Ubuntu or any operating system after its end of life. Then there are no updates, not even security updates, and your computer can easily be attacked via the...
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    Now there is another new Lubuntu tarball and a compressed image file with 'xserver-xorg-video-intel' for old Intel graphics. According to tests (not only by me) this method is better than the UXA...
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    I made a new tarball with a 32-bit Lubuntu system using UXA acceleration. It makes it easier to install Lubuntu in computers with some old graphics chips from Intel, where Lubuntu 16.04 LTS has...
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    1. Use the mount option noatime (in fstab)

    2. Avoid swapping as much as possible

    3. Run the ext4 file system without a journal (can be tweaked with tune2fs). This makes the files system more...
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    General tips, that may help if you come here and your computer is around ten years old (or older)

    It will probably work best if you try the flavour of Ubuntu with the lightest foot-print,...
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    Congratulations Mike :-)
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    So after all these tests with different linux distros, flavours and versions, what would you run in this computer, if you would need it for doing 'work', not only taking part in a veteran computer's...
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    Congratulations Mike_Walsh :KS

    Sometimes an old kernel is better for old hardware, because it comes with drivers, that are needed. Sometimes a new kernel is better also for old hardware, because...
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    Wubi does not work with Windows 8, and it is no longer supported. See this link Forums Staff recommendations on WUBI

    I suggest that you run Ubuntu live from a DVD or USB drive and use it to...
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    @ mattharris4

    Welcome to the discussion in this thread, and thanks for you contribution :-)
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    Good luck :-)
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    If you receive the PAE message you have to use the forcepae flag, and I'm rather sure that it works to run that CPU with forcepae.


    Yes, depending on your preferences (for example eye candy...
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    Thank you mrgs for a very good update of the first few posts in this thread :-)

    I have only a few minor suggestions. (You can remove this post afterwards)


    Post #1

    1. wirefree -->...
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    Thanks for sharing charitosha :KS
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    Please describe which driver you installed, and where you found it :-)
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    Sticky: [SOLVED] Re: Old hardware brought back to life

    See this link

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zram
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