How to install Mint on low memory system

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How to install Mint on low memory system

Postby grz » 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 :)

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Re: How to install Mint on low memory system

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

This is the recommended way to do it - very efficient :)
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