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Offline Leonbidet

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Re: Linux for an old Dell XPS 210
« Reply #30 on: November 28, 2012, 11:27:12 am »
Thanks for all this.

Works brilliantly. Do you think it will be a suitable for my friend's Samsung netbook?

And if so, when I get to the Allocate drive space part in stage 2 can I just allocate part of it to peppermint and if so how much?

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Re: Linux for an old Dell XPS 210
« Reply #31 on: November 28, 2012, 02:25:43 pm »
Yes you can allocate jut part of the drive to Peppermint .. but as with ALL partition manipulation, there is a *small* risk of corruption, so back up first ..  it's a very small risk, but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention it.
(I'd also recommend running a file system check, and defrag in Windows first)

How much space, depends on how much free space he has on the drive .. and how much extra software he intends to install in Peppermint.
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Re: Linux for an old Dell XPS 210
« Reply #32 on: November 28, 2012, 05:02:08 pm »
I have Skype running on Peppermint 3 so that should not be a problem.

I am running it on a 12 year old IBM ThinkPad so you should not have any issues.

I have also found that using the house mains wiring and Netgear adaptors giges me the benifts of a wired network without the wires.

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Re: Linux for an old Dell XPS 210
« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2012, 12:03:38 pm »
Thanks for that. I'll give it a go. :)

 


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