How to install Mint on low memory system

Questions about Grub, UEFI,the liveCD and the installer
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help

How to install Mint on low memory system

Postby grz on Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:29 pm

Howdy, I successfully installed Elyssa XFCE on an old laptop with 256Mb of memory, using a method I found in another forum, thought I'd post it here as well:

Boot up using a live CD that requires less memory (I had Xubuntu alternate lying around) and use Gparted to create a linux swap partition, remove all the others. Then you can boot up with Mint Live CD and the system can use the swap during boot and installation. I used guided partitioning and let it use largest available free space- the only downside is that it will create another swap partition.

Hope this helps, and good luck with your installs :)

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.

Re: How to install Mint on low memory system

Postby Husse on Sat Oct 04, 2008 5:35 pm

This is the recommended way to do it - very efficient :)
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it
Level 23
Level 23
Posts: 19652
Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:22 am
Location: Near Borås Sweden

Return to Installation & Boot

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google Feedfetcher and 11 guests