Installing Linux problem on Toshiba Laptop

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Geoff Nathan, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. Geoff Nathan

    Geoff Nathan New Member

    I have a pretty old Toshiba Laptop, which was orginally Windows 95 and was upgraded to Windows 2000 Pro. I want to wipe all the windows stuff off it and install Linux. When I boot from the Linux CD, it gets so far and then just dies on me. It doesn't even get to the Linux login screen....
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Which Linux distribution are you using?
  3. Geoff Nathan

    Geoff Nathan New Member

    PCLinuxOS 2009.1

    I have 148Kb RAM and 2 drives, C: is full of windows and D: is empty

    When I try and boot from the CD, it goes about 75% through and then the screen just goes blank.
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    148MB is not enough. I doubt there's any desktop distribution that will work with that amount of memory. You can try Xubuntu, it might work.
  5. Geoff Nathan

    Geoff Nathan New Member

    I thought that might be the problem. I will try and see if I can add more memory, but it is an old laptop.....
  6. texanator

    texanator New Member

    Try PCLinuxOS LXDE 2009.4. It should work ok.

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