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