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Old 11-13-2009, 10:38 AM   #1
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which distro would you think be great for me


well my computer that was running AMD ATHLON 1.40GHZ and 512MB of ram fryed

so now i am using a motherboard that came from an old HP Pavillion 6330 but i don't know what to run on it and i need a little help deciding which distro would be perfect for this machine

here are the spec for the machine (all except for the hard drive size)

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...&product=61097

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Old 11-13-2009, 11:24 AM   #2
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Go to Google and do a search for "Linux Distro Chooser". It will give back a multitude of sites that will query you for your specifics needs, then suggest what distributions would fit those requirements.

You can also read up on various profiles at distrowatch, starting with their top ten list.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 11:58 AM   #3
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Whatever you end up going with I would recommend going with LXDE as the x11 frontend. I ran it without a hitch on a simular system for my daughter for years.

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Old 11-13-2009, 12:06 PM   #4
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Whatever you end up going with I would recommend going with LXDE as the x11 frontend. I ran it without a hitch on a simular system for my daughter for years.

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Hmmm--I did not know that LXDE was around all that long. lxde.org was only registered in 2008, but the sourceforge registration is 2006.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 12:09 PM   #5
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How much RAM do you have? The specs say 256M maximum, and anything less is going to make life difficult. (But not impossible)
 
Old 11-13-2009, 01:04 PM   #6
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128mb DAMNIT!!
 
Old 11-13-2009, 03:42 PM   #7
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OK---so you can add another 128M. Should be pretty cheap on the used market.....
 
Old 11-13-2009, 10:28 PM   #8
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i can`t get anything used

also how do you install puppy linux as the os no copying to ram
 
Old 11-14-2009, 07:35 AM   #9
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baronbeefdip; I kinda made 503box-Live for lower-ram systems
it runs pretty fast on my Toshiba 7000CT 160MB RAM, 4GB HDD

you can burn it to cd or use Unetbootin to install to usb
it has a hd installer too, please use the installer from the root desktop; magic-menu
username: guest
password 55

username: root
password: 77

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...on-gas-766098/

http://multidistro.com/downloads/current/current.html


run the puppy installer to install puppy
hd install or frugal install
you want the hd install
 
Old 11-14-2009, 08:03 AM   #10
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i can`t get anything used
I don't understand..

E-bay?
Local computer swap meet?
Local classifieds website?

Tell us where you live for something more specfic
 
Old 11-14-2009, 08:45 AM   #11
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we don't really want to buy new parts for this thing i'm just trying to put it to work
 
Old 11-14-2009, 08:52 AM   #12
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Take a look at
http://polishlinux.org/choose/linux-on-old-hardware/
 
Old 11-14-2009, 05:53 PM   #13
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still don't want to buy used parts especiall over the internet
 
Old 11-15-2009, 03:25 AM   #14
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still don't want to buy used parts especiall over the internet
If you can't or won't increase the system's memory, well then, you've just limited yourself to only the lightest of distributions and window managers. The only reason adding more memory was suggested is because it gives you more options as to what you can run.

You've already been given information about finding lightweight distributions that might run on a system like yours, so continuing to ask about it here isn't doing any good.

Just sit down, check out some of the resources already provided, and simply choose a distro that you think might work for you. Worst comes to worst, you'll simply find that the choice you made was a bad one, and you can start over again with another distribution.
 
Old 11-15-2009, 12:57 PM   #15
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Try Fedora 12 LDXE
It'll be released in two days
 
  


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