Is there any way to install Elementary on 6 year old Samsung N510 with Intel Atom?

Processor: Intel Atom N270 1.6 GHz
Graphics adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE), Core: 450 MHz, shared memory, Forceware 186.19/XP
Memory: 1024 MB, DDR2 PC2-6400, 1 Slot, max. 2GB
Display: 1.6 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, SEC 3052, glossy: no
Mainboard: Nvidia MCP79MX (9400M G)
Storage: Samsung SpinPoint M5S HM160HI, 160 GB, 5400 rpm

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Unfortunately elementary OS 0.4 Loki requires a 64-bit CPU, however the Atom N270 is 32-bit. All of the Loki packages are only bit for 64-bit, so installing Ubuntu and then adding the elementary repos is not a viable solution.

elementary OS 0.3 Freya, the previous elementary release, was the last to feature a 32-bit installer. You can download it by pasting the following magnet link into a BitTorrent client:


You won't receive feature updates for Freya, only security patches (making it safe for continued use).

You might like to take a look at installing regular Ubuntu, or the more lightweight Lubuntu - both of which provide 32-bit installers.

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