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Old 09-24-2004, 08:21 AM   #1
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Smile Suggest a distro for a 4GB HDD


Hi
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

Thanks in advance
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Old 09-24-2004, 10:33 AM   #2
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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.

Feel free to ask if you have more issues!
 
Old 09-24-2004, 11:11 AM   #3
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what about vector? 700mb full install, including X. that, or if you wanted to go even smaller, grey cat or damn small linux (50mb ) would work pretty well, i would think.

another option would be debian base system, then just add what you want with apt-get. with a smaller disk, options like that are preferable imho to mandrake, fc, etc. which can contain a lot of bloat.

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Old 09-24-2004, 05:14 PM   #5
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I agree with synaptical: this sounds like a perfect job for Vector Linux (who just released a new version by the way)
 
Old 09-25-2004, 09:20 AM   #6
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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...
 
Old 09-25-2004, 05:46 PM   #7
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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.
 
Old 09-25-2004, 07:41 PM   #8
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I agree with ferrix.
Take a look at:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=234858
And make your choice.
 
  


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