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New debain Linux on old HP Pavilion laptop

 
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Deaf Smith



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:41 pm    Post subject: New debain Linux on old HP Pavilion laptop Reply with quote

Hello,

I picked up the newist issue of Linux Format and it had the debain Linux CD. But on my old HP notebook n3410 it's a no go.

Is the CD format so new it cannot be read by the CD drive?

Now this old laptop has no internet connection so... can debain or some other linux be downloaded from the web and by memory stick transfered to this old laptop?

Thanis for any help.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The disc is a DVD, so it won't work in a CD-ROM drive, if that's what you have.
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Deaf Smith



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That explains alot Rhakios!

Now is it possible to put it in my DVD player on my home PC, where I'm at now, and copy it to a memory stick and then use that?

I know I can't boot from the memory stick but I could copy it to disk and then try that.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can install Debian 5 using one of the CDs from
http://minino.galpon.org/wiki/doku.php?id=descargar_galpon_minino
which will run on older hardware and then use apt to update things to what you want.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:56 am    Post subject: Boot Portable Live USB Linux on Older Hardware Reply with quote

"Portable USB Linux distros are wonderful go-anywhere Linuxes for troubleshooting and repair. The catch is older hardware doesn't always support booting from a USB stick-- but there is a workaround called Plop Boot Manager"

- http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/reviews/7319/1/
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, didn't Mike once explain a way of extracting a single OS from one of his multiboot DVDs, such that it could be written to a CD...?

OTOH, it might just be easier to download the single Debian CD and burn an iso of that, assuming you have a decent network connection.

The full range of Debian CD/DVD images can be found here.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys.

Here is why I'm doing all this.

Where I work I'm a CICS/COBOL/MVS/VSAM/yada yada yada as well as database administrator on Redwood R2W software. Also some ASP.NET and SQL.

Well we are going to a new super server for what the IBM ZOS mainframe was for. So... new stuff to learn. Happly I once put Red Hat Linux on a laptop and did demos for the rest of the department.

So they need Unix, Citrix, and catche database skills now. And that is what I'm brushing up on. Grabbed a very old laptop that my daughter used for a long time. Windows ME.. and that will be my testbed for Linux.

Thanks for the help and I'll try the advice given above and let you guys know it it flys.
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