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Old 04-27-2005, 06:48 PM   #1
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Live-cd distro for 64 MB RAM?


Hello Everyone,
A friend of mine has an old pc with 64 MB of RAM on it and windows no longer works. I recommend he try the Slax live-cd with fluxbox but he said it worked but it was very very sluggish. Does anyone know of any graphical live-cds that will run on only 64 MB at a faster speed?
 
Old 04-27-2005, 07:01 PM   #2
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SLAX is pretty small and with fluxbox can't get much speedier, however, it being a liveCD it's speed is really dependent on how fast your CDROM is. Even 50x CD's will be more sluggish then a HD install.

I would suggest installing either SLAX or another small Distro on the HD.

KC
 
Old 04-27-2005, 07:03 PM   #3
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Damn Small Linux is great small yet effective. Very Small.
 
Old 04-27-2005, 07:03 PM   #4
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Originally posted by kencaz
SLAX is pretty small and with fluxbox can't get much speedier, however, it being a liveCD it's speed is really dependent on how fast your CDROM is. Even 50x CD's will be more sluggish then a HD install.

I would suggest installing either SLAX or another small Distro on the HD.

KC
Is there a boot-prompt command to install slax? something like:
slax copy2hd
slax install /dev/hda1.....
 
Old 04-27-2005, 07:23 PM   #5
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Don't know what version SLAX you have but they changed to a graphical installer after 5.0.

http://slax.linux-live.org/wiki.php?article=111

Check the changes for installing to HD for 5.0.1 on the bottom of the page.

KC
 
Old 04-27-2005, 07:28 PM   #6
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Don't know what version SLAX you have but they changed to a graphical installer after 5.0.

http://slax.linux-live.org/wiki.php?article=111

Check the changes for installing to HD for 5.0.1 on the bottom of the page.

KC
Thanks,
I just downloaded the live-cd again a couple days ago so I'm pretty sure its 5.0.1, I know for sure its 5.0 at least.
Thanks!
 
  


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