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Installing Debian GNU/Linux on an old laptop

July 20, 2018 -

This week a man brought his laptop to the community centre where I help people with computer problems as volunteer. The old laptop wouldn't start anymore and had to be reinstalled. Instead of Windows, I installed a free operating system. I think it is important to tell you how and why I did it.

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Replacement disk
Replacement disk
The error message was right, quite literally: the boot device is missing!
The error message was right, quite literally: the boot device is missing!
Installing the disk in the laptop
Installing the disk in the laptop
Downloading Debian
Downloading Debian
Laptop as it arrived at the community center
Laptop as it arrived at the community center
GNU/Linux distributions
GNU/Linux distributions

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