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Linux on old IBM computer?

How do I boot up Linux on an old IBM computer?

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Download and burn a Ubuntu Live CD. But to that CD with your old IBM computer. This will confirm that Linux is capable of running on that computer. The Live CD will give you the option of installing Linux to the hard drive of the computer. This is fairly automatic and easy.

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You know, I think you might be onto somethin' w/ this whole Scotsman thing..... ;)

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