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    Rock Roxx

    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,
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    I'm Back.

    as I said in my first post in your original thread you have already taken the biggest step, keep it up, you will do fine Bwiz
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    Wifi

    welcome to the forums, as an international site we ask you to please make your post in English. if you do not feel fluent enough please use DeepL Translate: The world's most accurate translator Bwiz
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    New user! Could use some tips, thanks!

    32bit is rapidly dying away, most of the mainstream distributions have already or in the process of discontinuing, but i expect there will be support for a couple more years
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    New user! Could use some tips, thanks!

    don't panic ....try testing the usb on the other machine to see if it boots on that one which distribution did you download?
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    New user! Could use some tips, thanks!

    quick lesson 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...
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    New user! Could use some tips, thanks!

    OK.. @Chickenguy2 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
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    New user! Could use some tips, thanks!

    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...
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    New user! Could use some tips, thanks!

    Welcome @Chickenguy2 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, Bwiz
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    I want to install Linux on my second drive while still having windows on my first one

    quite often we have people experiencing problems installing Pop OS. Mint is probably the easiest to install, Manjaro has a good following, cant comment on Garuda. as I have not tried it
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    I want to install Linux on my second drive while still having windows on my first one

    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...
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    Need suggestion buying laptop.

    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...
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    Need suggestion buying laptop.

    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.
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    linux distro

    Ok I will bail out now and leave it for some of our members experienced in programming
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    network

    https://linuxtips.gq/2021/01/19/how-to-ask-a-good-support-question
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