Replacing XPe with Linux OS on HP 2533t
Posted on 2012-03-22
This is a random one. Hope someone can help.
We have about 40 of these worthless...I mean lightweight....HP 2533t XP Embedded thin clients. Here are the specs:
Operating system Genuine Windows® XP Embedded
Processors VIA C7-M ULV processor (1.0 GHz, 128 KB L2 cache, 400 MHz FSB)
Chipset VIA CN896 Northbridge VIA VT8237 Southbridge
Memory 1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Storage 1GB Internal Flash Memory
The XPe is what is KILLING me. I need a modern Internet Browser, but it can't be done because I am on XPe SP2 and I would have to pay to upgrade to SP3.
No Chrome love, no Firefox love.
So I thought - I know, I will isntall linux! Tried live booting Ubuntu, Jolicloud and gOS. All three the thing shuts off completely while the OS is loading. My only guess is that the system is overheating.
Any thoughts? Questions? Any one want take these to the Grand Canyon with me and see how far we can throw them?
Thanks ahead of time.