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The minimum hardware requirements to run VectorLinux 4.3 are a 166 MHz Pentium class processor with 32 MB of RAM memory, and just 850 MB of hard disc space (*).
from slackware's website:
Slackware Linux doesn't require an extremely powerful system to run (though having one is quite nice . It will run on systems as far back as the 386. Below is a list of minimum system requirements needed to install and run Slackware.
* 386 processor
* 16MB RAM
* 50 megabytes of hard disk space
* 3.5" floppy drive
Astrotrain: if you want to be adventurous, try out FreeBSD. i know it supports your cpu at least. from the FreeBSD website:
All i386-compatible AMD processors are also supported, including the Am486, Am5x86, K5, K6 (and variants), Athlon (including Athlon-MP, Athlon-XP, Athlon-4, and Athlon Thunderbird), and Duron processors.
and that's for 5.2.1. i didn't check their older versions, and i didn't check out all of the *BSDs. i'm sure there's one that could handle your box even better, so if you're interested in that, do some research into *BSDs.