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My bro's computer is such a piece of shit. LIke a real piece

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My bro's computer is such a piece of shit. LIke a real piece of shit.
As far as I know it only runs Windows XP, and it started getting viruses. Since all my bro does it is play retro games, and any retro emulator he could possibly need I can easily get for Linux, I thought I would install an Ubuntu partition. I got part of the way through the installation process, and then it just fuckin' stopped with no indication of continuing.

Bored, I just reset the machine and gave up, but now it fucking blue screens every time I turn it on. Since my bro is on vacation in California, I have until Friday before he gets back. What should I do? Since the ever reliable ever accesible Ubuntu won't even fucking work on his shitmeister (Let alone Windows 7) and I can't find the XP disc that was used for his machine, what can I do?

I don't think he'll care about using a different OS, as long as he can play his retro games, so is there a reliable Linux OS I can install?

I've already tried
>Ubuntu
>Linux Mint with Debian
>Kali Linux (Before you ask, I just had it lying around, and decided what the hell. Doesn't work)

I've heard of something called Damn Small Linux. Is that worth trying out?
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install gentoo
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>>51520331
Is that really likely to work on his machine or are you just memeing?
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install red star
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>>51520269
Posting the model/hardware would help.
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I hope your brother beats you up for destroying his PC when he comes back from his vacation.
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>>51520841
>Posting the model/hardware would help.
It's Dell with 40GB of Harddrive space, and an Intel Processor. I'm a dumby, so if that's not enough info, tell me where on the machine to look for more useful info.
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>>51520944
No model name anywhere on the case? Knowing the hardware config would really be important, it's very likely it's a compability issue that can be fixed.
Anyway, you can just torrent Windows and install with a USB pen if you don't have a CD.
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>>51521114
Assuming that thing can boot from usb, kek.
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>>51521150
Why wouldn't it be able to boot from USB? My old PC from 1999 is able to do it, I doubt he's talking about a >15 years old computer. Hell, it runs XP.
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>>51521167
>I doubt he's talking about a >15 years old computer. Hell, it runs XP.
Close. It's actually from 2002.
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>>51521114
>No model name anywhere on the case?
On the side it says "Model No: DHP"
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>>51520269
>Since my bro is on vacation in California, I have until Friday before he gets back. What should I do?
Nothing. Don't fuck with your family or friends computers behind their back. Even if you think you're "helping them".
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>>51521365
>do nothing
>bro comes back
>bro can't boot into computer
>beats his ass
Not too smart a move.
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>My brother's machine worked perfectly fine for what he wanted to use it for, but being an autistic /g/ user who has deluded myself into believing I am good with computers, I installed a shit-tier babby's first GNU/Linux without his permission.
>Now that there is no hand-holding installer GUI to fix everything for me, I come running for help.
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Try puppy linux or Xubuntu
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>>51520803
Not even fucking around, I installed that in a VM, gave it one (extremely throttled) core, 128MB RAM and it worked almost flawlessly. With some work you can even shitpost on 4chan!
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>>51521631
Thread is here, for anyone interested:
https://archive.rebeccablacktech.com/g/thread/50903962
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>>51521586
Don't ever install this. It's backdoored by the korean government
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>>51521809
Redstar OS isn't.
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