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Alternative installation/lightening the load?
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Author:  chrisinleedsuk [ Fri May 10, 2013 2:12 am ]
Post subject:  Alternative installation/lightening the load?

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?

Author:  mac [ Fri May 10, 2013 7:47 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Alternative installation/lightening the load?

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

Author:  chrisinleedsuk [ Fri May 10, 2013 11:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Alternative installation/lightening the load?

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.

Author:  PCNetSpec [ Fri May 10, 2013 12:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Alternative installation/lightening the load?

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.

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