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Posted 03 March 2015 - 06:28 AM
Posted 03 March 2015 - 07:39 AM
Here's a posting I did on restoring an older laptop to Linux - the new Linux looks
very similar to new operating systems.
Posted 03 March 2015 - 08:02 AM
From a brief search there are several models of Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook PC. It seems one or more contain a sealed hdd...not upgradeable.
Suggest you give the model # and any other specs that you know.
If the computer will boot from a Flash drive then you can get a Live Linux OS installed on a flash drive to test if the computer and you are compatible.
Even if the hdd is bad it won't matter as the Live versions doesn't use the hdd.
Posted 03 March 2015 - 01:30 PM
Posted 03 March 2015 - 01:32 PM
Posted 03 March 2015 - 02:15 PM
I think you should try a small Linux Distro like Puppy. Below is a link to a site that you can download Puppy from and use
their software to create a bootable CD or Flash Drive.
Do you know if the hdd can be replaced if that is the problem? You can use the Puppy Linux as Live to see if the computer is
compatible. Most are. Once you have done that and it is compatible then you can also use Puppy to recover data from the hdd if
it is mountable and readable. Live simply means it doesn't install. Runs only from RAM. I think the computer has 512 MB of RAM...right?
You download the ISO or allow the installer to perform the download.
Posted 03 March 2015 - 04:21 PM
Posted 03 March 2015 - 04:32 PM
QUOTE: I'll follow the first two links you left and boot windows from USB
You meant Puppy not Windows...right?
Posted 03 March 2015 - 07:47 PM
Posted 03 March 2015 - 08:29 PM
In your first post you said you have no way to reinstall XP....no install CD. You don't know why it won't boot...could be software or hardware.
That's why I suggested giving one of the smaller Linux OSes a try at booting from either a flash drive or CD.
If it boots and recognizes your hardware then you can attempt to install on the hdd after playing around with it as Live. Using Live you
can do anything online such email, shopping, banking, watching videos or visit here.
Using as live nothing is written to the hdd. Once you shut down the Live Linux all data is wiped clean from the computer's memory.
In the second link I gave it gives a lot of info on Puppy.
Suggest downloading Slacko Puppy....162 MB...slacko-5.7.0-PAE.iso
Posted 04 March 2015 - 06:10 AM
Thank you for posting a reply buddy 215
I will get on it
Posted 04 March 2015 - 07:32 AM
Update, my pc has no boot from USB option
I'll try on CD but how do I set it up?
Posted 04 March 2015 - 08:00 AM
sorry for the mulitposts, i have just burned the iso to a disc and theres an issue when i went to the bios screen. the ''CD-Rom'' has an exclamation mark near it. does it mean i can't use it at all?
Posted 04 March 2015 - 08:26 AM
I did it! thanks for you buddy 215.
It works just fine! The thing I want to ask is, how do I keep it on my PC without having the need of the CD rom?
As in, keeping it running there
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