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#1 repairman

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 06:33 PM

I have a IBM thinkpad with 80 mb memory, 2 gig hard drive. Which linux would work on this laptop.

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 07:11 PM

I have a IBM thinkpad with 80 mb memory, 2 gig hard drive. Which linux would work on this laptop.


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Posted 28 November 2007 - 09:35 PM

Puppy Linux
If you want a Linux with OpenOffice already setup try Chubby Puppy (Has version OOo 1.0.5 ). It's the last download.
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Posted 29 November 2007 - 04:07 AM

I would go with dsl. Only having a 2 Gb hd means you don't want all of your space used up on an OS.
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Posted 29 November 2007 - 08:59 AM

Chubby Puppy is only 91 mb.
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Posted 29 November 2007 - 05:30 PM

Hay there acklan
Am I reading this wrong or does "Chubby" need 256mb ram ?
I've got 2.15ce, haven't done anything with it (besides test the burn), should I DL 3.01 and not bother with 2.15 ?

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 07:50 PM

Hay there acklan
Am I reading this wrong or does "Chubby" need 256mb ram ?
I've got 2.15ce, haven't done anything with it (besides test the burn), should I DL 3.01 and not bother with 2.15 ?

It requires 256mb if you want to run it from a RAM drive (This technique does not installing Puppy onto the hard drive). If you look at the Chubby Puppy listed in my link you will notice it is Puppy ver. 1.0.5 and Open Office ver. 1.1.4. I recommended this because I believe that repairman may be working with and early P-I. I felt an earlier version (early but stable) of Puppy would be best.
If he can upgrade to 256mb that would be best for the overall performance, but that version of Puppy was know to work reliable with as little as 32mb of RAM.
My favorite version is still 1.0.7
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Posted 04 December 2007 - 03:19 PM

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