I'm feeling nostalgic ..
Spent an evening with this guy [between sets] in the dressing room at the Woodvill halls, Gravesend, Kent.. Harmonising and drinking single malt scotch, and just chatting, A great singer, and a very personable man,
do you have access to another working computer to make your bootable USB the
1, plug in the dell
2 insert usb into drive
3 switch on the dell and tickle F12 as it switches on [this should bring up the short boot menu]
look down the list and find usb click on it and enter, after a...
just ran a test with my insperon [2010 model] I connected an old lcd screen and using a bootable usb with mint 19 on it [it was the closest to me] and booted it, as expected after a few seconds mint picked up the additional screen and it worked
ok its a bit newer than it looks aprox 2008 152* series
Intell core 2 duo processor 3gb ram
it will run all builds of linux [although swapping out the ram to take it to a board maximum of 4 gb would be better]
It should be USB bootable,
so what I suggest for now is you download one of the...
Looks like a 2002/2005 insperon if so have you tried to install any linux distro yet?
if my guess is right then it may only be a 32 bit machine with minimal ram also it may be pre usb booting [dose it have an optical drive? ]
please give full model number,
Welcome to the forums,
this is something I do often with external drives for testing, so this is the short version..
1] download your chosen distribution
2]burn a booable usb pendrive [make sure you check the Md/Sha sum
3]put pendrive into machine
4]switch on whilst tickling your short boot key...
ok in daily use I have an HP prodesk [basicaly a laptop in a box intell I5 with 8gb ram]] My dell insperon 2010 vintage [intel core 2 duo +4gb ram] an acer netbook [2008 vintage 32 bit only 1.5gb ram atom 1.6 - 32bit cpu] and for emergencies a now 21yr old Acer [32 bit intel celeron 1.5 cpu and...
alternatively you could look at a 3-5 yr old dell with I5 cpu and integrated Intel graphics usually 8gb ram] as I see no point in more for running linux and doing what you propose , you will not get anywhere near using it all.