Trying to reuse this old dell laptop,,,I can't find a ubuntu or mint distro that the cpu will accept? Is it just too old to function? Came with xp pro 32 bit?
Thanks for help/suggestions
John in Dallas
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For a laptop of that age I suspect the CPU or mainboard does not support PAE which all current distros seem to require. I would suggest Lubuntu 12.04 which you can download the official iso files from http://cdimages.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/precise/release/ . 12.04 is not the most current Ubuntu release but is it an LTS (Long Term Support) release so it will have support till April 2017.