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Old 04-18-2007, 04:50 PM   #1
Onewheelinweirdo
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need a distro that runs on 32 mb of ram


I have a computer that has 32 mb of ram and a Pentium processor. could someone recommend a distro that I could run on this machine?
 
Old 04-18-2007, 05:05 PM   #2
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I've got a Pentium laptop with 80MB in a drawer; it's pretty much useless. Yes, with considerable shoe-horning you can get Linux to run. 15 minute boot times. 4 minutes to launch an ancient web browser.

Buy a new machine.
 
Old 04-18-2007, 05:08 PM   #3
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Its not that bad, you may be able to upgrade the RAM, there are also Linux distros you can get on a floppy that have a GUI. Try Xwoaf.
 
Old 04-18-2007, 05:15 PM   #4
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Check out Deli Linux.
 
Old 04-18-2007, 05:40 PM   #5
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15 minute boot times? I don't know exactly how long it takes for my Pentium 120 with 48megs of RAM to boot up, but it's only a few minutes. It definitely takes less than a minute to open up a recent version of Firefox, even with anti-aliased fonts (Dillo is much faster, but I'd rather use a slow Firefox which actually works with all web sites than Dillo which doesn't). I use Debian on it.

Hmm...now that Etch has gone stable, I may just install it clean on this Pentium box just for the heck of it...
 
Old 04-18-2007, 05:40 PM   #6
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more distros than you can shake a floppy at

I second Deli Linux: it's running on my Pentium-MMX/16MB-ram laptop right now.

Here are a couple of low-resource, floppy distros that I've had success with:

BasicLinux (easy, barebones, expandable with add-ons)
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...ions/baslinux/

tomsrtbt (good recovery tool)
http://www.toms.net/rb/


And a couple more untested yet, but which may interest you...

FDLinux
http://www.fdlinux.com/index.php?id=faq

SPBLinux
http://www.spblinux.de/2.0/
 
Old 04-19-2007, 09:49 AM   #7
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux Distributions and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 04-19-2007, 11:00 AM   #8
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Try DSL (Damn Small Linux) http://www.damnsmalllinux.org

Minimum Requirement: 486DX with 16MB RAM.
 
Old 04-19-2007, 03:40 PM   #9
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux Distributions and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
Thanks! I didn't realize that there was a plain any distro forum. I guess I never scrolled down the list of sub forums to see it.
Thanks for all the suggestions. I think I will try DSL first.
 
  


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