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Author Topic: PII, 233Mhz, 96MB RAM, 8G HD, will VL Light run?  (Read 1970 times)
gychang
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« on: February 26, 2009, 03:01:07 pm »

1.  Have an old thinkpad 560Z, is the hardware sufficient for the VL Light?
2.  I have no CD but external floppy which is bootable or can "direct" USB port to load, can the VL Light be installed?

thanks,

gychang
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2009, 03:06:52 pm »

Welcome to Vector Linux!

Yes, Vector Linux Light will work just fine on your old ThinkPad.  I have it running on a Toshiba Libretto SS1010 with a 233MHz processor and 64MB or RAM.  Just don't expect to run any multimedia applications with it.  gslapt, the graphical package manager, will be painfully slow.  Using slapt-get at the command line will work very well.  Opera may also be slow.  The included lightweight browsers,  hv3 and Dillo, will be faster.

There are several ways you can install without a CD-ROM drive.  Which method is easiest depends on whether you are running Windows, DOS, or another Linux distro.  They are all well documented in the iso but if you have questions folks here will be happy to answer them for you.
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2009, 05:26:10 pm »

My P2 works great with Vector Linux Light (I had an easy install with cdrom)
I use it in class every day (Abiword and E-sword with Wine)
You could use a second laptop (or usb to laptop hdd cord) to install VLL onto 8G hdd, then transfer and reconfigure it
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2009, 05:30:11 pm »

While radio_silence suggestion would likely work there are scripted installs available for Linux and Windows/DOS that are extremely easy.
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eMachines EL-1300G desktop, 1.6GHz AMD Athlon 2650e CPU, 4GB RAM, nVidia GeForce 6150 SE video
CentOS 6.5 (will try VL64-7.1 soon)

Toshiba Satellite A135-S4727,  Intel Pentium T2080 / 1.73 GHz, 2GB RAM, Intel GMA 950

HP Mini 110 netbook, 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 2GB RAM, Intel 950 video, VL 7.1
gychang
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2009, 10:37:27 am »

While radio_silence suggestion would likely work there are scripted installs available for Linux and Windows/DOS that are extremely easy.

I want to install this (right now I have DammSmallLinux) and try it.  I realize it maybe slower than DSL.

Where can I find more information on how to install VL Light with external floppy and non-bootable USB? (hopefully floppy instructing USB port to continue to load VL Light...)

gychang
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2009, 11:00:17 am »

Check this one: http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=7363.0

HTH
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2009, 12:24:09 pm »

Where can I find more information on how to install VL Light with external floppy and non-bootable USB?
Floppy install procedures are found in the VL Documentation, Installation Manual:
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/docs/vl59/manuals/vl5_installation_guide_en.html#floppy_install
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