Installing Linux on Old Computers

A common question I find in online forums is how to install a Linux distro on old computers with limited RAM.

An important distinction to remember is the requirements for installing a distro seldom are the same as running the distro.

Here is an old trick to avoid installation limitations.

  1. Temporarily remove the hard disk.
  2. Install the disk in a spare computer with sufficient RAM.
  3. Install the distro.
  4. Install necessary packages such as wireless drivers.
  5. Return the disk to the older computer.

Posted: Category: Usability Tagged: General

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