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Thread: Win98 and Ubuntu Trial Disk

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Kubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa

    Re: Win98 and Ubuntu Trial Disk

    there is no data on graphics card. however this computer CAN handle Ubuntu (at least 10.04 LTS version) - only it will be kind of slow when opening the applications, but otherwise just fine. It also depends on programmes you will be running. basic system will use about 120-130 MB RAM. you will need to adjust some settings to get it low like that.

    I suggest you give Lubuntu 11.04 a try. There is no need for minimal ISO. Graphical install should work just fine. you shoudl also be able to try it without installing by booting from CD. Lubuntu needs about 90-110 MB ram to run the OS the rest you can fill with some light weight applications.

    what i am worried here is your graphics card. if you have one of those early intel chips then you migth be dissaointed as the support for them in linux is not as good.

    since you don't have any boot key menu you need to go to BIOS setup and change the boot order there so that computer first check the CD (boots from CD) and then if it doesn't find anything in there it goes to hard disk.

    good luck. and if you can get some second hand RAM sick that fits in you maschine (maybe for free) and if computer nmotherboard can take it you could upgrade to 512 MB and it will all be a lot more faster.
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  2. #12
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    Dec 2008
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    Re: Win98 and Ubuntu Trial Disk

    Try will run on that. A steeper learning curve than Ubuntu.
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    Slackware Linux is a complete 32-bit multitasking "UNIX-like" system. It's currently based around the 2.6 Linux kernel series and the GNU C Library version 2.7 (libc6). It contains an easy to use installation program, extensive online documentation, and a menu-driven package system. A full installation gives you the X Window System, C/C++ development environments, Perl, networking utilities, a mail server, a news server, a web server, an ftp server, the GNU Image Manipulation Program, Mozilla Firefox, plus many more programs. Slackware Linux can run on 486 systems all the way up to the latest x86 machines (but uses -mcpu=i686 optimization for best performance on i686-class machines like the P3, P4, Duron/Athlon, and the latest multi-core x86 CPUs).
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  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Win98 and Ubuntu Trial Disk

    Quote Originally Posted by L a r r y View Post
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