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    How to install Linux on May HP 2133 notebook?

    I am new with Linux and want to learn morie. Starting with installing Linux on my old HP 2133 notebook. Can anyone give me advice on how to do this?
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP_2133_Mini-Note_PC
    Last edited by eddevries; August 2nd, 2021 at 01:48 PM.

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    Re: How to install Linux on May HP 2133 notebook?

    Since you are posting at an Ubuntu forum, does that mean you want to install Ubuntu. If so the link below should be helpful. The link below is pretty specific to installing alongside windows 10. Since most home computer users buy computers with some version of windows preinstalled, do you have a windows install and if so, which versiom do you have and do you intend to keep it?

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI

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    Re: How to install Linux on May HP 2133 notebook?

    According to your specification link, your HP 2133 notebook only has 512MB RAM.

    You will need to find a suitable lightweight distro (possibly 32-bit) for this device such as https://antixlinux.com/

    Ubuntu 20.04 will not be suitable for such minimal hardware.

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    Re: How to install Linux on May HP 2133 notebook?

    The cpu is a VIA C7 x86 which means it can only use a 32 bit OS.
    Those that I can think of, and have used in the past include BunsenLabs https://www.bunsenlabs.org/installation.html
    or Raspberry Pi OS for X86 https://www.raspberrypi.org/software...ry-pi-desktop/
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    Re: How to install Linux on May HP 2133 notebook?

    If you can upgrade it to the 2Gb RAM max it'll take then it#ll help. Which CPU do you have inside please?

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