Because of some hardware issues, I am unable to successfully install any OS right now.

I am looking for distribution that I can flash onto the laptop HDD from another PC and run it on the faulty laptop, as if I installed it there, until I can get the laptop into service.

The only functions I need the OS to perform are web browsing and possibly some kind of text editing.

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    Does it have to be flashed or will "install it on the other PC then move the hard drive to the laptop" work (because I've moved a drive to a new laptop when the previous one died, multiple times; any modern Linux should do just fine with this)? – drewbenn Oct 17 '16 at 18:01
  • Hmm. This should work, I did not know this would work with Linux. I know on Windows it won't work. I will try this – Dzoni Oct 17 '16 at 18:05

Sounds like puppy Linux could do the trick.

  • I tried it right now, a few seconds after initial boot I get kernel panic. – Dzoni Oct 17 '16 at 18:06
  • You could install it on a USB drive and boot from there. – michaelh Oct 17 '16 at 18:11

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