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Old 10-11-2004, 07:57 AM   #1
runelolk
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Linux on older laptop, which distro?


First sorry for opening this new thread, but I'we really been spending a few hours trying to find the perfect distro for my needs.

What i need: A distro that can run smoothly on a Toshiba Laptop with these specs:
Mobile PII333, 6GB HD, 96MB RAM. Im not asking for a lot, just a gui, a firefox browser (some flash and java), a word processor, and an e-mail program (with IMAP support).

I already had a go with Mandrake + Open Office on the computer, which worked perfectly, except for the fact that it was way too slow for my liking. Have tried to download and install Vector LInux a few times, but I have not succeded in getting a download with the correct md5sum (downloaded the file 4 times, before giving up).

So which distro should i try, and with which GUI and other software?

Thanks 4 helping :-)
Rune
 
Old 10-11-2004, 09:58 AM   #2
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another one wiped of the list:

Also tried Peanut Linux, which stalled in the middle of the installation:
Kernel Panic: something about no more mem, and no killable processes (think 96mb should be enough?)
 
Old 10-11-2004, 11:45 PM   #3
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Re: another one wiped of the list:

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Originally posted by runelolk
Also tried Peanut Linux, which stalled in the middle of the installation:
Kernel Panic: something about no more mem, and no killable processes (think 96mb should be enough?)

I have installed Mandrake 8.2 on a Pentum 166 with 48MB of ram. Runs pretty good, although it is a little slow.
 
Old 10-12-2004, 03:25 PM   #4
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runelolk: Maybe try something like Slackware? I've no idea how good with Linux you are, so don't know what sort of things you'd be able to handle - However many people believe that Slackware is good for both old and news Linux users.


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although it is a little slow.
Yes, he has already tried Mandrake but found it too slow.
 
  


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