Monday, 16 April 2012

Revitalising an Old Laptop

In a future blog I will be writing about tips, tools and software that can help you run your business without it costing a future. One thing that can save you having to spend out hundreds on new technology is to get more life out of those slow and old computers.

So it was my intention to run Chromium OS on an old computer.  This will should then make this computer a unit that can access the internet and a home cloud. However it seems that you can't do this on a laptop but for a netbook.  What I need to do it install a lightweight OS like Unbuntu. 

If you want to load Chromium on a Netbook, here's some information that might be useful.  If anyone has any useful links or blogs on this subject then I'd be interested in finding out more.

After researching I found this excellent page Beginners Guide to install Chrome OS on Netbook

One thing that wasn't straight forward for me though is that downloading Win Disk Image Source didn't work for me and i needed to download the 'Binary' download underneath. 

After this I then needed to have a larger USB drive disk.  Leaving me to ask

how big a usb flash disc do I need for Chromium OS ? 

According to this pos USB Flash Drive Partitioning then it's 4GB 

And that's where I am at now. waiting for a bigger flash drive to turn up to continue. 

After this I will then be looking at having a home server setup and Media center set up that can be networked together.

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