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Canada Computes: Linux on an Ancient Laptop

Dec 26, 2000, 15:30 (2 Talkback[s])

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"Installing Linux on an old laptop is far from simple, as the following attests, but it is possible. It just takes a lot of work. Available documentation online is less than stellar."

"I found a document that specifically mentioned the laptop I had, but I couldn't make heads or tails of it. It was something akin to an apple pie recipe that simply consists of the line "Then add the apples."

"It's just as well I recently shaved my head since I would have torn all my hair out during this install otherwise. I'm hoping that by writing this, I may save someone elses hair, or sanity, or marriage. Maybe all three."

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