I have an old Compaq Armada M700 laptop with 256MB of RAM and an 800MHz Pentium III CPU. I would like to install Linux on the machine for web browsing and use as an SSH client.
Unfortunately the CD-ROM drive is broken and this laptop can't boot from USB.
Right now I have a working copy of Windows XP onboard.
One thing I tried was putting two Linux installers on a USB stick, and running them from Windows:
- Linux Mint Installator - installation completes on Windows but shows errors when booting.
- WUBI with Ubuntu 9.10 and 11.04 - both install okay in Windows, but hang when booting.
Perhaps someone could recommend how I can install any other small Linux distributions from Windows?