What lightweight Linux wipes a hard drive clean when it installs so that the PC can start fresh?

Author: Amy Adams  //  Category: Cel Computer Programming

Hello! I was given an old Gateway 300 CEL and it is so terribly slow. The computer use to work great but those days are long gone. Gateway no longer has any Recovery programs available online for this model to give it a new start, so I want to install a lightweight Linux that will wipe the hard drive clean so that it can begin anew. Any suggestions?

Thanks!!

I thoroughly recommend Linux Mint 9 LTS FLUXBOX which is lightweight whilst retaining many of the features of the standard edition its is easy to install and easy to use plus it comes with much of the software you are likely to need preinstalled

Linux Mint 9 LTS FLUXBOX Download

http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=65

Linux Mint 9 LTS FLUXBOX Release Notes/User Guide

http://linuxmint.com/rel_isadora_fluxbox.php

You download the ISO. image of Linux Mint 9 LTS FLUXBOX then you need to create a Bootable LiveCD for installation

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto

LUg.

4 Responses to “What lightweight Linux wipes a hard drive clean when it installs so that the PC can start fresh?”

  1. Mick Says:

    I run XandrOS Linux on my old Pentium 3.

    It’s an older build, around 2003 I think, and will wipe/format the
    drive and set it up to run Linux.

    I’s small, functional, and fast.
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  2. JMR Says:

    There are several; Linux Mint Xfce, LXDE, Fluxbox, LMDE (Debian Edition), Zenwalk, Absolute Linux, Puppy Linux &c., http://distrowatch.com/
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  3. Mint 9 LTS/Compiz 0.9.2.1 Says:

    I thoroughly recommend Linux Mint 9 LTS FLUXBOX which is lightweight whilst retaining many of the features of the standard edition its is easy to install and easy to use plus it comes with much of the software you are likely to need preinstalled

    Linux Mint 9 LTS FLUXBOX Download
    http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=65

    Linux Mint 9 LTS FLUXBOX Release Notes/User Guide
    http://linuxmint.com/rel_isadora_fluxbox.php

    You download the ISO. image of Linux Mint 9 LTS FLUXBOX then you need to create a Bootable LiveCD for installation
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto

    LUg.
    References :

  4. JohnS Says:

    Lubuntu (with an "L") seems to work good on older comps.
    References :

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