Peppermint | Linux OS Community Forum
 
It is currently Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:50 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Alternative installation/lightening the load?
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 2:12 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri May 10, 2013 1:58 am
Posts: 4
Hi Folks,

First up great distro. I'm a linux noob and was amazed to find I could bring old machines back to life with Lubuntu and then I found Peppermint could do the same but with style.

I'm struggling to install on my oldest machine though; an old 300MHz P2 Toshiba Tecra 8000 with about 300MB RAM. Whether I try to install from live or straight from the menu it crashes each time. Is there an alternative installation method or are there any services I could kill to lighten the load? I saw this post referring to Linux Mint http://www.zyxware.com/articles/2008/12 ... text-based would his tips be relevant?


Top
 Profile  
 
 

 Post subject: Re: Alternative installation/lightening the load?
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 7:47 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:15 am
Posts: 940
Location: Lake Gaston NC
You can try disabling ubiquity-slideshow.
If you are getting to the live desktop run the following command in your terminal..
Code:
sudo apt-get remove ubiquity-slideshow-peppermint

Then try to install via the install icon on the desktop.

regards
mac

_________________
Peppermint: Standing Out from the Cloud
Reg. Linux User #432835
http://peppermintos.com/guide/
viewforum.php?f=5
viewforum.php?f=44


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Alternative installation/lightening the load?
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 11:53 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri May 10, 2013 1:58 am
Posts: 4
I wasn't having much luck so i popped the hard drive into another laptop, performed the install then switched back. I didn't actually expect success but it worked! Thanks for trying.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Alternative installation/lightening the load?
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 12:19 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:25 pm
Posts: 5521
Location: Cornwall, England
Yeh, unlike Windows you can *generally* swap a Linux drive to another PC and it will just reconfigure the drivers without issue .. I highlighted "generally" because this may not apply if you've installed any drivers that aren't included by default.

_________________
Please be sure to sign up to the new Peppermint forum and post any new question there .. this forum will be made read-only on the 1st April 2014

You can read the announcement here:
http://peppermintos.net/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=6608
Or here's a direct link to the new forum:
http://forum.peppermintos.com


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Powered by php B.B. © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 php B.B. Group
Template made by DEVPPL