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Old 06-28-2006, 12:42 AM   #1
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Question Good distro for old PII server ?


I have an old P2 233MGHz with 192 mb ram as a music file server and was keen on switching from Win2000 to a linux distro but i cant think of any suitable for the job. i am looking for something small, with XFCE desktop and samba networking.

i tried debian 3.1 but it was non-responsive. after installing it dumped me into a console and i couldnt startx or use apt-get to install xdm, gdm or even kdm as it kept saying there were "uninstallable" packages.

appreciate any help.
 
Old 06-28-2006, 01:12 AM   #2
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looking at xbuntu. seems promising.........
 
Old 06-28-2006, 02:39 PM   #3
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Slackware, perhaps? Try a recent Debian version with minimal install.
 
  


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