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What linux to use in a 32 bit lapto with amikit

 
Author Napthyme
Partaker
#1 Posted: 3 Jun 2017 05:37 
I recently bought an old compaq presario 2700 that originally came with winxp home. i want to try out linux with it and add amikit to make it a fully functional computer again. It does have a dvd drive as well.

What version of linux and amikit should I be using to make this work? I have no knowledge of using anything but windows and the old amiga 500, so really no idea where to start here.

Author klesterjr
Moderator
#2 Posted: 3 Jun 2017 14:23 
AmiPUP with AmiKit pre-installed

https://www.amikit.amiga.sk/portable

Author Napthyme
Partaker
#3 Posted: 3 Jun 2017 20:06 
This laptop currently has no OS on it, so do I need to install a linux or not?

Author klesterjr
Moderator
#4 Posted: 3 Jun 2017 20:19 
Napthyme

AmiPUP "IS" a Linux Distro. Just follow the instructions in that link.

Author Napthyme
Partaker
#5 Posted: 4 Jun 2017 03:13 
Are the help files now in the download? The webpage links are not working. No idea what
I am doing without some instructions.

Author AmiKit
Admin
#6 Posted: 4 Jun 2017 10:58 

Author Napthyme
Partaker
#7 Posted: 7 Jun 2017 04:09 
Can you do this with a dvd instead of a USB drive? If not what size drive is required? These instructions are now very ckear for someone who has no clue about linux.

Author AmiKit
Admin
#8 Posted: 7 Jun 2017 15:04 
I think it can boot from DVD too, just try it.

Author Napthyme
Partaker
#9 Posted: 31 Dec 2017 01:45 
AmiKit

Ok, I am finally getting back to trying this. I have burt two different Iso DVDs yet neither one will autoboot when I put it into the laptop without IOS. The drive spins up and I get a beep and that is it. Tested both disks in my running win 7 laptop and the dvd will not autoboot in ir either. I can access the files on the DVDs but nothing is volunteering to autoload the linux environment.

What am I doing wrong? No clue since this is my first time doing this without a windows factory recovery disc

Author Napthyme
Partaker
#10 Posted: 1 Jan 2018 03:28 
Nevermind, I finally got it to load, but found out there is no hd on this machine to do anything with.

Author amikit_noob
Partaker
#11 Posted: 3 Jan 2018 03:48 
Napthyme
You don't need a hd/harddisk, just use AmiPup on a USB stick/pen/dongle

Download and install AmiPup to a 4GB or 8GB USB stick.
AmiPup itself takes some of the space on the USB, but the remaining free space on the USB can be used just like a hd/harddisk,
that you can install linux/amiga programs on, or create/save documents or files on.
So no need for a real harddisk in the laptop, just use the USB as a harddisk

When AmiPup boots it copies systemfiles from the USB to the RAM on the laptop, so something like 4GB RAM on the laptop itself is good.
This makes AmiPUP *REALLY* fast to use (the boot is a little slow because it copies files to the RAM) when finished booting.
All your linux programs will open in milliseconds, because everything runs from the RAM on the laptop and from the USB stick, not from a slow hd/harddisk in the laptop.

I used AmiPUP exactly that way (installed to a USB and copied to the RAM) for a loooong time and it was the fastest system I ever had, and I installed lots of linux programs on the free space on the USB

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