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10+ yrd old desktop with xp

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  1. John Sinclair

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    the only other prob i have is the cd slot doesnt open


     
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    Haha (& I mean that in the nicest possible way) - you are getting the good ones, aren't you? ;)

    That motherboard has support for 4 x USB slots ... do you have USB connections?

    Wiz
     
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    You can try to open the CD tray using a paper clip on the small eject hole on the CD-ROM unit. Although being that old you may find some CD read errors when using it.
     
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  4. John Sinclair

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    have donloaded xenialpuppy to my laptop, but need to burn to my usb stick or to a cd. have found a cd drive and installed on desktop
     
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    not sure on how to burn to usb from comp
     
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    havent found more ram yet but was going to try loading with the 256mb ram using a usb
     
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    got a linux version on a usb thats working on the desktop but still need the ram to speed things up
     
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    That's to be expected, I guess, John. Still, you are gaining experience, yeah? :)

    Good thing about a USB stick is you can re-use it, it doesn't become a coaster. So you could try another Pup such as Lucid, or else you can stick with the sluggish Xenial and get a taste for whether you like it, and then perhaps get more RAM.

    Xenial Puppy will have access to the Repositories (repos are like a warehouse for application packages) of Ubuntu 16.04 'Xenial Xerus', and that in itself will account for them wanting a bit of memory to run, install, whatever.

    So the choices are yours :p

    BTW what burning solution did you use for the Pup?

    Wizard
     
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    sorry ended up loading puppy using LinuxLive
     
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    is it worth trying a ddr3 from a laptop?
     
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    Hi John. No, DDR3 will not work. Go back to page 1 of this thread and review post #19. If I am not mistaken on your exact motherboard, I gave you details on what kind, and how much RAM your system can use. Sorry, but you must match the specs of your system or it won't work.
     
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    "She who must be obeyed, Eh? So, Wiz you're a Rumpole fan!:cool:

    John,
    I have an older Emachine sitting off to the side here, Celeron D330 (2.88GHZ, 533Mhz FSB) came with Win XP Installed, 256MB of ram, and I maxed it out at 1GB, and the onboard video uses part of that. It will not even boot Mint Cinnamon, but Puppy, and Lite run just fine on it.
    It will boot from usb, but you have to plug the stick in while it is running, then reboot and go into the bios to enable it to load from the usb stick. Somewhat of a pain, if you know what I mean. I wonder if your machine is the same way. Just thinking out loud, here:D.

    Happy Trails,
    Paul

    P.S. Sorry, I forgot to say, welcome to our merry band of misfits.o_O
     
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    Interesting thought o_O

    @VP9KS - Paul, that unit of yours might also work well with MX-17 and/or Peach OSI Bare Bones. MX-17 is Debian-based, ie no PPAs, and Peach is Ubuntu-based.

    Cheers all

    Wizard
     
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