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Old 06-16-2005, 07:13 PM   #1
moistTowelette
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Suggestions on what to run on a (very) old machine!


Hey people,

I recently uncovered an old P90 gathering dust in my closet (actually as I recall it's been overclocked to a whopping 100MHz, yee haw) and I wanna resurrect it, just for the hell of it. I think it has like 32 or 64 meg of RAM and probably like a 250MB HDD. It also has a CD ROM drive installed but the BIOS is too old to support booting from it, although it does have a 3.5" too. What would you suggest is the best Linux distro for doing this? Obviously I want something nice and light, doesn't have to have a GUI but I would like to be able to run it as a web/file/mail server (yeah I know, but remember this is purely out of interest and in no way intended to be functional) and network it with my Sarge box. Any ideas?
 
Old 06-16-2005, 07:23 PM   #2
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I had something similar, except only 8MB ram. People suggested muLinux. Try DSL, but your cpu might be to slow. Others are FEATHER LINUX, VECTORLINUX (older version).
 
  


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