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#1 2017-08-06 16:00:01

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Hello all

Hi everyone

I was over on the crunchbang forums yonks ago. I just signed up to say hello *waves*

I used Debian 8 for about 4 years after Crunchbang and now I am using... don't laugh ... Lubuntu ... on a refurbished netbook. I did try installing mint on the refurbished netbook, but I found it too slow. It only has 2GB of RAM, so that's probably why.

Anyway, hope you're all doing well.

Marianne

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#2 2017-08-06 16:39:27

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Re: Hello all

Hi Marianne, welcome back! Lots of the old crowd are here, and the coffee is in the same place - help yourself smile


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#3 2017-08-06 20:01:48

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Re: Hello all

Hello again Marianne, welcome back  smile


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#4 2017-08-06 20:29:35

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Re: Hello all

waving at Marianne - Hi there and welcome back.


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#5 2017-08-07 03:04:11

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Hi Marianne - long time no see!


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#6 2017-08-07 16:47:33

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Re: Hello all

Thank you damo, Head_on_a_Stick, Sector11 and johnraff.

It's nice to see some familiar faces. I remember everyone being very helpful when I was trying to get my Elonex Webbook working with Crunchbang back in June 2012.

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#7 2017-08-08 00:56:03

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Hi, there! Welcome home!


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#8 2017-08-08 06:14:18

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Welcome back.


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#9 2017-08-09 15:14:21

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Welcome back. I think for your system settings would be recommended those lightweight distros BunsenLabs, antix, MX-16, LinuxBBQ or ArchLabs.

Hope you enjoy using your installed distro.

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#10 2017-08-26 09:11:06

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Re: Hello all

Nili wrote:

Welcome back. I think for your system settings would be recommended those lightweight distros BunsenLabs, antix, MX-16, LinuxBBQ or ArchLabs.

Hope you enjoy using your installed distro.

Regards!

Hi and thank you. I did not see your recommendations until now.

Do you think any of those would be lighter than Debian 9 (it's what I have now, but I'm getting itchy fingers) or about the same?

I've never been able to get arch running on anything so I'm a bit edgy about installing that.

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#11 2017-08-26 09:32:53

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you should be fine with archlabs because someone (a member of this forum) did the heavy lifting, you just install it.

if you use debian 9's default desktop, that's going to be heavy.

thankfully distros like AntiX and BL have configured debian stable to be very lightweight.

not wanting to step on anyone's toes, but for old & underpowered hardware (those atom netbooks) i think antiX is most suited.

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#12 2017-08-26 09:39:44

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Re: Hello all

Thank you.

My netbook is a refurbished Toshiba NB510. I think it's this one:
http://www.alphr.com/toshiba/toshiba-nb … 510-review

It has 2GB of RAM, as opposed to the basic 1 that this one comes with.

I see why it's slower than my previous netbook now as that was dual core despite having only 1GB ram (not upgradable)

I spilled tea on the keyboard of that one though so that's why I got this Toshiba one.

I will put AntiX on a stick and have a look at it. Otherwise I may go with BL, as I have already taken a look at it.

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#13 2017-08-26 09:42:53

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Re: Hello all

Can I ask a stupid question?

Which one of these torrents should I download? I'm assuming the last one is the net install so I don't want that.

antiX

32 bit:

    antiX-16.2_386-full.iso LinuxTracker

    antiX-16.2_386-base.iso LinuxTracker

    antiX-16.2_386-core-libre.iso LinuxTracker

    antiX-16.2.1_386-net.iso LinuxTracker

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#14 2017-08-26 11:20:12

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mariannemarlow wrote:

Can I ask a stupid question?

Which one of these torrents should I download? I'm assuming the last one is the net install so I don't want that.

antiX

32 bit:

    antiX-16.2_386-full.iso LinuxTracker

    antiX-16.2_386-base.iso LinuxTracker

    antiX-16.2_386-core-libre.iso LinuxTracker

    antiX-16.2.1_386-net.iso LinuxTracker

Install bunsenlabs.

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#15 2017-08-26 11:26:30

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mariannemarlow wrote:

antiX-16.2_386-full.iso

I would use this one, that has everything on it I think.

You should probably at least try the 64-bit version:

http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page= … ad276f511a

If your netbook is 64-bit then it will run faster (and be more secure) with a 64-bit operating system, albeit with slightly increased RAM usage.

@Steve, the OP has already tried BunsenLabs and seems quite capable of making their own mind up  wink


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#16 2017-08-26 11:30:52

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Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

@Steve, the OP has already tried BunsenLabs and seems quite capable of making their own mind up  wink


Oh ok, i thought she only tried it from the live environment and not settled on installing it.Correct me if i am wrong.

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#17 2017-08-27 09:25:07

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Re: Hello all

Steve wrote:
mariannemarlow wrote:

Can I ask a stupid question?

Which one of these torrents should I download? I'm assuming the last one is the net install so I don't want that.

antiX

32 bit:

    antiX-16.2_386-full.iso LinuxTracker

    antiX-16.2_386-base.iso LinuxTracker

    antiX-16.2_386-core-libre.iso LinuxTracker

    antiX-16.2.1_386-net.iso LinuxTracker

Install bunsenlabs.

I'm sure you mean well but..
That was not actually anything to do with my question Steve. Answering everything with "install bunsenlabs" or "try bunsenlabs" doesn't actually help me.

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#18 2017-08-27 09:26:11

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Re: Hello all

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
mariannemarlow wrote:

antiX-16.2_386-full.iso

I would use this one, that has everything on it I think.

You should probably at least try the 64-bit version:

http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page= … ad276f511a

If your netbook is 64-bit then it will run faster (and be more secure) with a 64-bit operating system, albeit with slightly increased RAM usage.

@Steve, the OP has already tried BunsenLabs and seems quite capable of making their own mind up  wink

Oh my netbook is definitely NOT 64 bit! big_smile big_smile

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#19 2017-08-27 14:00:34

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mariannemarlow wrote:

I'm sure you mean well but..
That was not actually anything to do with my question Steve. Answering everything with "install bunsenlabs" or "try bunsenlabs" doesn't actually help me.

So how did you go with antiX?

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#20 2017-08-27 14:04:45

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Re: Hello all

I have not found out which one to download yet.

I need the 32bit live one.

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#21 2017-08-27 14:14:27

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The wiki says core libre for 32 bit systems.

http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

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#22 2017-08-27 14:34:41

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Re: Hello all

Steve wrote:

The wiki says core libre for 32 bit systems.

http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

Ah. Thank you! smile

I'll download it in a bit (no pun intended..)

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#23 2017-08-27 14:35:45

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Re: Hello all

Just to let you know Steve, BL is still a contender. It's pretty much the only thing I have been able to load so far (to look at live system) besides debian 9.

Plus it reminds me of crunchbang and I used that for quite a few years on an even lower spec netbook! single core, 1gb ram.. no idea of speed..

Last edited by mariannemarlow (2017-08-27 14:36:52)

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#24 2017-08-27 14:46:25

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Steve wrote:

The wiki says core libre for 32 bit systems.

http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Main_Page


Steve, if I may ask a stupid question.  What does "no X" mean? does that mean I have to install a desktop from the command line?

"antiX-core-libre (c200MB) - no X. Just enough to get you connected (wired) and ready to build. Uses a libre kernel.

New net version. "

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#25 2017-08-27 15:02:21

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Core no X, means none of this -->> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Window_System

You can build a great little minimal 32 bit system off that iso ........maybe.

With openbox.

But why bother when bunsenlabs is the distro you really need.... imo.

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