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Ubuntu 7.04 on a 450Mhz K6-2, 256Mb

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So here’s the rundown on a full Ubuntu 7.04+ installation on the ugly little Sotec laptop. This is a K6-2 at 450Mhz, with 256Mb of PC100 (I think), and a 40Gb 5400rpm Hitachi hard drive. Network is via Xircom Realport RBEM56G-100 wired PCMCIA adapter.

A full default installation took almost two hours. There were 118 updates, and the full system upgrade took another hour and a half (but that includes downloading from the Japan archives, which were mysteriously slow).

After it’s over and completely updated, startup is about 3:18. Shutdown is a little faster, around 0:38.

Sound works great, or at least as great as can be expected through laptop speakers.

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