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Old 10-03-2003, 02:46 PM   #1
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Knoppix Console


I wanted to start on linux, but the only distro that wud run on my spare box is Knoppix. But i dont have enough RAM to run x-windows so does anyone know any good tutorials to get started on the console?
 
Old 10-03-2003, 07:07 PM   #2
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I wanted to start on linux, but the only distro that wud run on my spare box is Knoppix.
How do u know that knoppix is the only distro? Follow the link for tutorials:
http://www.linux-tutorial.info/cgi-b...pl?224&0&0&0&3
http://www.ctssn.com/
 
Old 10-03-2003, 08:02 PM   #3
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because i looked around, and its the only one that'l run on 16mb of ram, unless i get a mini distro
 
Old 10-03-2003, 08:54 PM   #4
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tldp.org also has good tuts.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 09:05 PM   #5
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Try vector linux:

http://www.vectorlinux.com/

Minimum system requirements: 386 processor, 16MB RAM, 350MB disk space.

This isn't really a "mini" distro from what I can see. You get a fast, slimmed down graphical desktop(icewm) which you will need. There's no way your hardware will run kde or gnome. There's also a pretty full set of tools with which you can explore linux. The distro has been optimized with older hardware in mind to give a servicable linux desktop experience. If you could find some compatible ram in an old box somewhere, that will help performance greatly.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 02:08 AM   #6
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i only got 100 mhz pentium
 
Old 10-04-2003, 11:00 AM   #7
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Pentiums are higher than 386 processors. You satisfy the minimum requirements.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 02:42 PM   #8
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