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Old 01-07-2006, 02:43 AM   #1
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Best distro for these specs


Ok, I posted this somewhere else, and it was the wrong place, so imma try again, hopefully I'm right this time, I figure "Heck I'm even a linux forum newbie". Here Goes:

I want to give a VERY old and crappy system a breath of fresh air, and linux seems to be best for this type of thing. Now, I may be stretching it, but I would like to know which distro would run on these specs:

120 mhz CPU
32 mb RAM
2gb HDD

If at all possible I would like to know a distribution that will install and run directly from the HDD (i.e. not a live CD). I know it might be impossible, but I thought "Heck, why not ask anyways, worse they can do is point and laugh"

Thanks in advance for your input.

p.s. Like I always say, its sometimes hard to understand what I'm trying to say, so if it's at all unclear, ask me to clarify.
 
Old 01-07-2006, 03:13 AM   #2
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You could give Ubuntu a try: www.ubuntulinux.org
 
Old 01-07-2006, 05:09 AM   #3
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Hi.

You might wanna give Vectorlinux a try. That distribution are built to run on older machines.

Check it out here:

www.vectorlinux.com

Have fun
 
Old 01-07-2006, 05:58 AM   #4
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Hi!
Try Damn Small Linux. It's a live cd, but has the option to be installed on your hdd. Works fine on older computers.
Or perhaps Deli Linux...

Greetings!
 
Old 01-07-2006, 07:28 AM   #5
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You could try newer distros too, but in spite of installing KDE or GNOME you could install fluxbox or blackbox. So you could take even Slackware 10.2 and install it only with packages you know you'll need and only with fluxbox. What about installing it without X at all - it depends for what you're gonna use it (for a server X is not needed at all). I have a server: 300 Mhz, 32 GB RAM and 2GB harddrive. I installed RH9 without X on it and it works like a charm!

Hope it helps!
 
Old 01-07-2006, 09:09 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TRaven
Ok, I posted this somewhere else, and it was the wrong place, so imma try again, hopefully I'm right this time, I figure "Heck I'm even a linux forum newbie". Here Goes:
In the future, wait or request for a moderator to move your thread. Now you've double posted and that's against our rules. The other thread has been closed.
 
Old 01-07-2006, 10:10 AM   #7
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Sorry, trickykid I promise I'll get a hang of this soon. >_<

And thank you all for your input, I'll give all of these a try and see what works best. I tried DSL, but couldnt figure out how to save stuff to the HDD, hehe. I also had to get the "syslinux" version of the CD, so I hope these work like that. else i'll have to stick to DSL.

Thank you again for your input.
 
Old 01-08-2006, 01:18 AM   #8
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OK, I tried Vector Linux, and Ubuntu, and both CDs dont load. The only one that works is DSL probably because of it's syslinux thing. I guess i'm stuck with DSL unless there's another distro with the syslinux..um....feature...

Is there?

thanks again for the help.
 
  


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