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Old 01-29-2011, 05:28 AM   #1
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I need a distribution for my Celeron 400 with 64MB Ram


Hi. I need a distribution for my Celeron 400 with 64MB Ram. Thank you in advance.

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Old 01-29-2011, 05:35 AM   #2
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You could try antix
http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Main_Page
debian or slackware with a light desktop like xfce, wm....

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Old 01-29-2011, 06:25 AM   #3
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also check out CTKArchlive
http://calimeroteknik.free.fr/ctkarchlive/index-en.html
 
Old 01-29-2011, 08:50 AM   #4
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64mb really is not much for a modern Linux distro... is there a chance for a RAM upgrade? Is this your only computer? What do you hope to use it for?

You'll find some some great suggestions for older hardware on this blog: http://kmandla.wordpress.com/
 
Old 01-29-2011, 04:37 PM   #5
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Quote:
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64mb really is not much for a modern Linux distro... is there a chance for a RAM upgrade? Is this your only computer? What do you hope to use it for?

You'll find some some great suggestions for older hardware on this blog: http://kmandla.wordpress.com/
Hey, I wanted to make same suggestion! LOL!
 
Old 01-29-2011, 08:38 PM   #6
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Please use a descriptive title for your thread excluding words like 'urgent' or 'help'. Using a proper title makes it easier for members to help you. This thread has been reported for title modification. Please do not add replies that address the thread title.
 
Old 01-29-2011, 08:55 PM   #7
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Slackware would be an excellent fit for 64 mb of RAM. Also, if you really want to learn linux and learn it well Slackware is your distro. It is the oldest Linux distro as well as being the most Unix like. It's my favorite distro and my best recommendation.
 
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Hi,

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Slackware would be an excellent fit for 64 mb of RAM. Also, if you really want to learn linux and learn it well Slackware is your distro. It is the oldest Linux distro as well as being the most Unix like. It's my favorite distro and my best recommendation.
You may get a install for a version of Slackware to run in 64MB. Doubtful it would be 13.1 on older hardware because of legacy hardware. DE or 'X' for that matter would be poor.
Quote:
excerpt from Slackware-HOWTO2. Hardware Requirements

Most PC hardware will work fine with Slackware, but some Plug-and-Play
devices can be tricky to set up. In some cases you can work around this
by letting DOS initialize the card and then starting Slackware with the
Loadlin utility. Setting the computer's BIOS to configure Plug-and-Play
cards also may help -- to do this, change the "Plug and Play OS" option to
"no".

Here's a basic list of what you'll need to install Slackware:

128 megabytes (128MB) or more of RAM. If you have less RAM than this, you
might still be able to install, but if so don't expect the best possible
experience.

You also will need some disk space to install Slackware. For a complete
installation, you'll probably want to devote a 10GB *or larger* partition
completely to Slackware (you'll need almost 6GB for a full default
installation, and then you'll want extra space when you're done).
If you haven't installed Slackware before, you may have to experiment.
If you've got the drive space, more is going to be better than not enough.
Also, you can always install only the first software set (the A series
containing only the basic system utilities) and then install more software
later once your system is running.
For older legacy hardware I would suggest that a user to select earlier versions of Slackware. I'm not saying that newer version would not work but that the user experience would be better for older versions on older hardware.

Be sure to look at the 'txt' files within the versions for helpful information.
 
Old 01-30-2011, 07:31 AM   #9
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one of the older versions of puppy should work.
 
Old 01-30-2011, 05:12 PM   #10
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Vector Light claims to run in 64MB.
 
Old 01-30-2011, 05:53 PM   #11
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I wonder why nobody asks what you want to do with your machine?
Do you plan to make a server from it, or do you want to use it as a desktop system?
 
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:51 AM   #12
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First of all, thank you all guys. I have two machines and one will be file server and the second client. In file server i want to be compatible with other os. Thank you in advance.
 
Old 01-31-2011, 05:39 AM   #13
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First of all, thank you all guys. I have two machines and one will be file server and the second client. In file server i want to be compatible with other os. Thank you in advance.
Sorry, but we are not mind readers. Which of your machines with which specs do you want as a fileserver, and what are the specs of the client machine? If you want us to help you, you have to give us the necessary information, or we simply can't help.
 
Old 02-01-2011, 02:11 AM   #14
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Sorry. I have 2 CELERON 400 with 64MB RAM and 6G HD. The same machines i want to make one file server and one client. Is that possible and with which Linux? Thank you in advance.
 
  


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