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Re: Lite versions on older hardware

PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:52 pm
by Swarfendor437
OK, If you look at my 'live guide' in the unofficial manual for Zorin Lite this should tell you what to do when you see that logo in terms of language, keyboard settings etc. If you press the 'E' key to edit the boot command you need to enter a space then 'forecepae --forcepae'.


Re: Lite versions on older hardware

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:09 pm
by perfexya
link broken bro :(

Re: Lite versions on older hardware

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:16 pm
by zorinantwerp
perfexya wrote:link broken bro :(

here is (updated) link


Re: Lite versions on older hardware

PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 12:08 pm
by Swarfendor437
hennmann wrote:Just an update as I had performed a few additional attepmts.
My first was installation of Debian 9.6.0-i386 and with 1280 megs of ram only created a swap of 1.2 GB perhaps small I thought about after. System runs very well but a bit sluggish but VERY usable.
After reading the recommendations of my forcepae error that prevented me installing Lubuntu 18.04 I decided to give this another attempt. Using the correct procedure which only required a space on each side of "--" and booting into installation was now successful! This time I increased the swap to perhaps a larger than needed 3gb, tweaked the / larger and reduced /home partitions.
Lubuntu works very well, fast and stable and is making an IBM Thinkpad with Intel Pentium M 1.5ghz and 1280 megs of ram a very usable laptop running faster than my much newer Acer Aspire One 533 running Win 7 Starter Edition 32 bit with a bit faster hardware, an Atom 455 1.66ghz 64 bit processor with Hyperthreading that appears as a dual core and 2gb of ram.
Since I increased the swap to 3gb I decided to try the Debian 9.6.0 out and it appears to run a bit faster during various tasks such as Firefox. Opening it is now cut down to 5 seconds give or take from about 10.
Graphics are very good as well for an something ****** to about 2003/4 I'm guestimating. Otherwise yes slower but very usable to even the impatient.

I wouldn't mind trying Zorin 12.4 Lite but the immediate boot from BIOS boot to the circled man logo WITHOUT the option of forcepae didn't allow me to perform this step. Is there a workaround to solve this?
Otherwise the only way right now would be to compare on my Acer that doesn't have the PAE issue and will run pretty much anything 32/64 with the exception of performance for running heavier versions.
Some suggest running "live" but in reality this is a poor test on limited resources running only in ram. My HP Omnibook Xe3 with PIII800 and only 128 megs of ram was a perfect example. Puppy 4.3.1 live was totally useless except for installation only and permanently installed with swap made it out perform the Win2000. If there is this much difference, well this makes me decide to always test by installation. I'm sure Lubuntu would be much slower in live as well.

OK. First look at the incomplete manual for Zorin 12 Lite and the F6 option see if you can place your cursor in the command line and enter the force PAE command there.