posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 06:03 PM
I'm a "Duffis" at times..
I have an "Old Laptop".. 6 + years
AMD Athlon 4
256 Megs Ram
20 GB HDD
I was running XP on it, but as I never use it anymore, thought I would play around with Linux on it..
(Note: I am just playing with it, so this is NOT a serious issue)
I could NOT for the life of me get any of my "Live CD's" to boot for some reason, and then I found a real old copy of Ubuntu and Installed it..(Yes
the BIOS is set to "Boot From" CD first...
(It is not capable of booting from a USB either)
Now it is working fine with a couple of issues..
The copy of Ubuntu is so old it is no longer supported and I can't get a movie to play on the "M-Player"
So I downloaded several other Linux Apps... Debian, Slax, Goblin.. But I can't, once again, get them to boot from startup and have no idea how to
install from within Unbuntu itself..
The copy of Debian I downloaded has a "Setup.exe" file and when I click on it, Ubuntu asks for my password, then goes to a screen where I obviously
need to type in some command... I put "Help" in, but found nothing like "Install" in the help menu..
Any help here for me?
The Ubuntu I have running now gets on the Net just fine, but like I said earlier, I'm just playing around..
So, Any suggestions as to a Linux Application I would like that is new enough to play my DVD's..???
I'm looking for something that is fun, pretty and at least internet functional...
[edit on 2/19/2009 by semperfortis]