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Old 10-08-2007, 06:10 AM   #31
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I don't think a kernel, grub and tcsh can fit on one floppy disk
It may be possible; there are distro's that fit on a floppy disk. It however involves compression, a load of hack and problems.

If you are looking for a smooth ride installing Linux on a 386 then you'll be disapointed.
 
Old 10-08-2007, 10:26 AM   #32
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"If you are looking for a smooth ride installing Linux on a 386 then you'll be disapointed."

I must disagree Vincent: As I said, I am running a dual boot Linux system on a COMPAQ Presario 5000 series computer with no problems. It has been nothing but a smooth ride except for problems of my own making. 386 architecture is not a problem-at least it hasn't been for me!

If you are still around OP, give it a try.
 
Old 10-08-2007, 11:44 AM   #33
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well you should give a try well yea linux can not do a lot of thing that windows can do like using a mic.But on linux it is much better an funner. So just give ubuntu an fedora a try an tell me how you like it
 
Old 10-09-2007, 11:16 AM   #34
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I must disagree Vincent: As I said, I am running a dual boot Linux system on a COMPAQ Presario 5000 series computer with no problems. It has been nothing but a smooth ride except for problems of my own making. 386 architecture is not a problem-at least it hasn't been for me!
I think you didn't understood what I said. I was talking about the Intel 386 CPU and not the x86 acrhitechture.
 
Old 10-09-2007, 08:18 PM   #35
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The point is that because each distro is aimed at different sorts of people each distro is also aimed at a different budget which means different hardware requirements.
Don't run Fedora core 7 on a 320mb RAM system (It won't seem to bad until you open a large file or two in the GIMP or do something of that sort).

If you want something fairly easy and fast try SAM Linux, It uses an extended form of XFCE4 with more features but no speed compromise.
 
Old 10-09-2007, 08:28 PM   #36
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I run fedora 7 on a 256 mb system and its not that bad
 
Old 10-09-2007, 09:22 PM   #37
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with gnome? really?

You can choose to install fedora with xfce though.
 
Old 10-10-2007, 04:33 PM   #38
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with gnome? really?
*cough-cough* I happen to own a resurected pc with a P3@7xxmHz with 128MB RAM, 10GB HDD and a GeForce2 on PCI which can run Ubuntu 7.4 with gnome, no tweaks and beryl and it runs really smooth and can easily handle GIMP. The fary tales about Gnome being bloated is BS.
 
Old 10-10-2007, 06:10 PM   #39
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The fary tales about Gnome being bloated is BS.
I also agree. Although I prefer KDE, Gnome usually runs faster for me on older hardware, unless I remove ALL effects on KDE and keep a bare bones install.

Edit: As per the original comment re: Fedora, I attempted to install it on a P3 825 Mhz 160mb RAM GeforceII, and it was molasses. Slower than OpenSUSE 10.2 (which was really slow on that system to begin with).

Ubuntu/Xubuntu/PCLOS all ran fine on it, so it wasn't a KDE/Gnome issue.

Last edited by SilentSam; 10-10-2007 at 06:13 PM.
 
Old 10-10-2007, 07:09 PM   #40
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with gnome? really?

You can choose to install fedora with xfce though.
ya with gnome, I didn't see the option to install with xfce for some reason
 
  


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