I'm fixing someone's computer. It has 256MB RAM and a 1.3GHZ processor (or in that range). As the Windows (XP) install is borked, I would like to copy over all of the files on it to pick through on my main laptop (running ubuntu precise).
The only disc I have found that is able to function with 256MB of RAM is the wonderful DSL, and I got DSL-N. However, I would like to copy with some sort of a GUI, because
cp -r /mnt/hda1 /mnt/sda2/DataRecovery/hda1 won't give me a progress bar, and the file manager just invokes
cp from a not-so-pretty GUI, causing a freeze until the entire operation is completed.
I tried Ubuntu and Ubuntu alternate but realized that you can't use the LiveCD from the alternate, just install (and I want to leave the HDD pristine.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I don't necessarily need ntfs write support, but I do want a progress bar. Does puppy linux do this, and will it function on 256MB RAM? (I would add in more RAM but they don't sell archaic DDR in stores any more.)