Anyone got any ideas of how to breathe some Linux life into an old Acer Aspire One notebook? Puppy works but is there anything else? I get that ol' message "this kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU, please use an appropriate kernel etc."
@zurka That's a great idea, thank you!
@tuxcrafting Thanks, I'll look for one!
@dukeofhardrock You need a 32 bit distro. At me with your preferences and I can see what I can come up with.
@u Haha thank you! I try my best.
@trash Thank you! It's for an older person used to Mac but wanting to move away from that and get something from her old notebook. I think anything light that'd fit on and have a nice GUI would be ideal but that might be asking a lot! I'm hoping to win her over to Linux with this haha!
@dukeofhardrock Anything that works on 32-bit should work, which includes:
- Debian (and many close Debian based distros)
- Some made specifically to run on old hardware
And some harder ones to use:
I can't think of very many right now.
@masterofthetiger That's some great advice, thank you!
I think you have to load a 32bit bootloader, some Acer's had that "feature" for a while.
I dont know how I did it thou, but it _should_ be as simple as just replacing the bootloader with a 32bit one directly in the .iso
@selea Ooh nice thanks will try that! Appreciate the tip!
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