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Re: [vox-tech] Linux distro for lightweight box
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Re: [vox-tech] Linux distro for lightweight box



Can your system take 32MB SIMMs? If it can, I could
trade you two of them for a 64MB DIMM. Graphics will
still be real slow.

Marc

--- "Mark K. Kim" <markslist@cbreak.org> wrote:
> I once installed Slackware 3[.2?] on a 386 w/ 4MB
> RAM.  It couldn't run X,
> but it ran all the console stuff just fine.  The
> manual says right on it
> that it only needs 4MB RAM.
> 
> I think the modern dists can run well without much
> RAM as long as it
> doesn't go graphical, including during the
> installation process.  Most
> distributions can do text-based installation.  I say
> just grab a
> distribution you like and try installing it and see
> if it works.
> 
> -Mark
> 
> On Tue, 8 Jan 2002, Holland, Matt wrote:
> 
> > Can anyone recommend a good Linux distro for an
> old machine (486 w/ 12 MB
> > RAM)?  I've managed to install TINY Linux, which
> is based on Slackware 3.5
> > or so, but I think I'd like something a bit more
> polished.  All of the major
> > distributions require at least 32 MB RAM AFAIK, so
> they're out.  I also
> > tried OpenBSD, but had problems (it's been awhile,
> so I don't remember
> > precisely what went wrong).
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Matt
> > _______________________________________________
> > vox-tech mailing list
> > vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> > http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox-tech
> >
> 
> --
> Mark K. Kim
> http://www.cbreak.org/mark/
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> 
> 
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