Linux on a low-end laptop
I was given a Compaq Presario 1625 last week, and am looking for a flavor of Linux that will work well with it. The only issues so far are a 'slow' processor and 128MB RAM.
Apparently NO L2 cache (HP claims 512k, but no hardware reporting software can find it)
128MB RAM (supposedly 96MB is the max this model can handle)
6GB hard disk
??-speed CD-ROM drive
PC Card 10/100 NIC
dual-scan (I believe they call it HPA) 800x600 LCD panel
I have fluxbuntu on it right now, but it requires a rite of initiation to boot correctly. Until you invoke GRUB and select the linux distribution, the screen is garbled. After selecting Linux from the bootloader, the video stays garbled for a little longer, then it starts to work properly.
I have also tried DSL, but the video is garbled. Ubuntu is slooooow, and didn't install successfully.
Any other suggestions for distributions to try?