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Old 10-12-2004, 04:53 AM   #1
mikewyatt
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best distro for an old computer? (more details inside)


hey there

I've got an incredibly old computer, it's a p75 with 48 megs of ram and a 4 meg video card along with a 3 gig drive

the thing can't boot from cd's, and I don't have any cd's on hand to burn, so a network install could be nice (I tried debian sarge and woody, but they couldn't find my hard drive, but suse could, so I don't think it's a hardware problem)

so if anyone could drop some good distros and wm's, I'd be glad to hear
 
Old 10-12-2004, 09:15 AM   #2
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Possibly Slackware with a light-weight wm like fluxbox / blackbox. That's what I'd be trying.

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Old 10-12-2004, 01:52 PM   #3
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Possibly Slackware with a light-weight wm like fluxbox / blackbox. That's what I'd be trying.
yeah, after reading around I figured that's what I should go for

but does slackware support any form of net install?
because at this point I don't exactly have 4 cd's
 
Old 10-12-2004, 08:12 PM   #4
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well, slackware was short lived

I can't even boot from the boot.i floppy

Code:
Code: Bad EIP value
<0>Kernel Panic: Attempted to kill init!
 
  


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