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



You should be able to run a recent Slackware distribution.  See
http://sunsetsystems.com/tip-lowmem.php3 for some of my old notes
on this topic.

-- Rod
   http://www.sunsetsystems.com/

On Tuesday 08 January 2002 07:44 pm, Gabriel Rosa wrote:
> 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).
>
> I ran Debian on an old 486 laptop with 16mb ram that I bought from
> Remington a long time ago.
>
> It was quite useable, I did most of my ecs30 programming on it, but
> I didn't bother running X on it.
>
> -Gabe
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