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I've got a 400mhz celeron processor with 128RAM and 4GB HDD.
Could you suggest a Distro that will fit on around 2GBs of hard disk space, including swap space and boot loader. If possible including a web browser
Any will meet your requirements (related with HDD space). 128MB RAM will be your problem, I suggest to install a distribution you prefer and use a "light" Window Manager like IceWM. For me Mandrake is the best for any (like me) beginning in the Linux world.
A very simple, *very* small distro I like to use on older hardware w/little RAM is "Feather Linux". No, not 600M - ***60 Megs*** For being so small, it has surprisingly good h/w detection, networking, packages.
I have booted and installed it to hdd on a system with a P120 and 16M of RAM, and it ran fine. There are some drawbacks (no X - uses framebuffer), but would be a good place for you to build from. Check it out...
Originally posted by CaptK A very simple, *very* small distro I like to use on older hardware w/little RAM is "Feather Linux". No, not 600M - ***60 Megs*** For being so small, it has surprisingly good h/w detection, networking, packages.
But there is only so much that can be squeezed into 60mb - let's face it, Feather Linux *is* very limited. No X, no browser (I don't consider Dillo a web browser, sorry), extremely plain window manager and probably many other drawbacks. Now, Feather Linux might be a very fine distro for its intended purpose, but in THIS CASE it is not the best fit. We're not talking about P1 with 16 megs of RAM here - he's got 128 megs, it is a sort-of-reasonable machine, and there is no need to resort to something as slim as Feather, or DSL, or DeLi - a regular desktop type of distro, running some lighter but not completely minimal WM like IceWM or XFce4 should work just fine.
I get it that you like Feather Linux, but let's give the advice based on poster's needs, not our own agenda! You might notice I recommended Vector Linux even though I don't use it myself - but I recommended it because I think it would be a good tool for him, not for me.