Lenny lights up an old laptop
Feb 23, 2009, 20:02 (1 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for
this link. ]
"With the Debian Linux project officially designating
"Lenny" as its new "stable" distribution, I decided to install it
on an old Thinkpad to see how well it performed on a low-end
machine. Without doubt, the results surpassed my wildest
"The system I installed Lenny on is an aging X10 2662-35U
Thinkpad. It's based on a 600MHz Pentium III CPU and has 192MB of
SDRAM, a 20GB hard drive, and a CD-only optical drive. I've had
good luck in the past with Debian on this and other under-resourced
systems, so I had high hopes that Lenny would play well on it.
"Below, I outline the steps I used to install Lenny on the
Thinkpad, along with the sequence of configuration settings and
hacks I employed to tune it to my liking."