My brother has been messing around with computers lately, mainly on the internet, and my dad and i arent comfortable with him using our respective PCs. i have an old computer (im writing the specs from memory):
Pentium III 800 Mhz intel processor
256 MB RAM(actually less, about 204)
50 Gb HDD
cant remember anything else.
Do you think this old heap of junk can be cleaned up and given to him until its beyond repair? its 8 years old.
another thing is that it has win98 installed. i want to reformat it but dad lost the installation disk years back, when i was a kid. win98 doesnt have support anymore, so now what… is there another (hopefully free) OS that can be installed on thes specs? or should i just leave the OS as is?
thanks for your help.
sorry it got submitted twice by accident
I recently purchased a new hard drive and everything is going fine when I use it with Windows XP, it has files and saved on it and everything. However I do not really want to use Windows XP very often, I prefer Linux. The gparted Live CD sees and formats the drive without any issues, as does Knoppix. However Ubuntu has no clue it is there. sudo lshw -C disk gives me absolutely no information on the drive, as does a number of other things. It does not work with Ubuntu and my brother’s computer either. Does anyone have any idea what is going on?
On my computer, and my brother’s computer, our CD Drives do not read Memorex CD-R’s, which I bought a lot of, so how could I fix this? Is my driver outdated? Can I download an update?
I was going to use this CD, (700 MegaBytes) as a Live CD, or Boot Up CD, for Linux Ubuntu, so it is pretty important I fix this.
Also, I have a USB Keyboard, when I re-boot into safe mode, I cannot use it to choose new settings, how could I fix this? 😮
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