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Old 01-15-2005, 04:01 AM   #1
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I need a Linux Distro on Old PC...


hey,

I just got an old PC, PC133, 16 MB RAM, 1 GB HD(1028 MB actually, free space 512 MB currently) with Win 95 Operating System installed on the whole and the only partition; keyboard only (mouse can't work any more), what's worse, NO Internet connetion.

I need sound advice from all of you, which small linux version should I install?

p.s. since I can't access internet via that old pc, I'm not planning to install Internet-related apps on it, all I need is a dirty simple linux OS that works with text edit, programming tools, and other cool stuff as bonus.

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Old 01-15-2005, 04:08 AM   #2
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BTW:

The current OS (Win 95) has taken up the whole disk, (Only one partitioned C:\ ) seems I have to resize the disk with fdisk or other tools?

What parion tools should I use? where can I get them via Internet?

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Old 01-15-2005, 09:22 AM   #3
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i like partition magic (partition magic 8 i do believe)

and you can get it from Partition Magic's Homepage


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Old 01-15-2005, 01:26 PM   #4
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With only 16MB RAM, you're gonna struggle with anything but the lightest of distros. Check out damn small linux or see Distrowatch for other lightweights.

And a basic mouse costs like 2GBP - surely that's not gonna break the bank?

Whether or not you use warez is down to your conscience. Most distros come with Free partitioning tools which you can opt to use during the installation.

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Old 01-15-2005, 01:36 PM   #5
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double post

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Old 01-15-2005, 01:44 PM   #6
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zexter - Per the LQ Rules "Posts containing information about cracking, piracy, warez, fraud or any topic that could be damaging to either LinuxQuestions.org or any third party will be immediately removed."

LQ does not condone warez or any kind of unauthorized software acquistion whatsoever, and because Partition Magic is a commercial product, the only legitimate way to acquire it is to purchase it.

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Old 01-15-2005, 08:28 PM   #7
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Slax linux? not sure if that will fit in your ram though. i'd have to check but i am kind of busy, good luck with that old box
 
Old 01-16-2005, 03:57 AM   #8
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Edited and snipped the info, take note on J.W.'s response above.

Thank you!
 
Old 01-16-2005, 04:05 AM   #9
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If you just want command line you could install Zipslack right on the Win 95 partition.
You would need to install the development tools yourself.
 
  


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