Solved why can't someone with a dell d505 latitude or dell 4550 des

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November 4, 2017 at 04:41:58
Specs: windowsXP home, 2gig
why can't i install linux it keeps saying i have a pentium m processer and it wont let me install zorin 9 i think it is

Davidw


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#1
November 4, 2017 at 06:20:11
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For starters, if you want to run Zorin OS, get the latest release (12.2). Zorin 9 is from several years ago & is no longer supported. I suggest Zorin Lite & you will need 32-bit version due to the Pentium M. Just set "pay what you want" to 0.

https://zorinos.com/download/lite/

Once you have the ISO, you will need to burn it to a DVD using software such as ImgBurn (or similiar) or create a bootable USB flash drive. Once you're done that, just boot off the disc & try Zorin without installing it. It won't perform as well as a full-blown installation but you'll be able to get feel for it.

Mint 18.2 Xfce 32-bit is another Linux version you might wanna consider. Here's what the notes say about Pentium M processors:

"Booting with non-PAE CPUs

To boot Linux Mint on CPUs which do not officially support PAE (Pentium M processors for instance), please use the "Start Linux Mint with PAE forced" option from the boot menu."

https://linuxmint.com/rel_sonya_xfc...


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November 4, 2017 at 06:43:31
thank you i will; try this later when i get back home

Davidw


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#3
November 6, 2017 at 04:36:46
which version works like Xp pro or windows 7

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#4
November 6, 2017 at 09:57:48
Thank you Riider haven't dove into it yet long weekend but could give me aclue on dual boot system with xp pro as to how much i should pation each operating system for?

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#5
November 7, 2017 at 16:46:32
Create the discs, boot off of each, & take it for a test drive. Decide which you like best, then click install. You will be given the choice to either replace the existing OS or install along side it (dual boot). But honestly, I don't know why you would want to run XP in this day & age.

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#6
November 7, 2017 at 17:14:45
Okay i will install it by itself.should i guess i'll partition the whole 100 gig drive for the operating system. ty riider

Davidw


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#7
November 9, 2017 at 10:47:50
i burned the iso 32 bit version but can't get it to boot in my pentium m computers.it will boot and run from disc on my windows 7 64 bit just fine.could it be that when it burned it although i chose 32 bit os it may have selected to burn the 64 bit version just wondered

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