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Old 04-15-2005, 03:00 PM   #1
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Pentium 1 for linux pc (sudjestions please)

i am traying to find a way to install linux, still need to buy a new hard disk i would love to use my old Pentium 1 for linux pc, but i need the os, wich one would fit on there ? (pentium 1, 166Mhz,32MB ram (still looking for a harddisk)) does a 40GB hard disk works under linux @ a pentium 1 ?

what do you people recomand

thanks for ansering


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Old 04-15-2005, 03:28 PM   #2
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pretty much any distro with a light gui,more ram wouldn't hurt,and 40gb only if the motherboard bios can recognize it.~32gb might be the biggest drive it will see.
Old 04-15-2005, 04:48 PM   #3
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i did that with my 550 MHz PC and i had to set the jumpers to ah dual setting with Western digital told to set so you could try setting it too ah dual setting
Old 04-15-2005, 05:07 PM   #4
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I have actually set up a 166MMX with Slackware10.0. It runs IceWM fine but I would suggest if you want to use X then get at least another 32MB RAM becuase the one I set up has 32 and it swaps loads. I incidentally put it on a 6GB drive with no problems as it basically can't handle KDE or Gnome that cuts out a big chunk of stuff.


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