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Old 06-24-2005, 05:43 PM   #1
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Linux on an old 486 pc


I would like to know what linux distribution would be the most suitable option for an old 486pc with 32mb ram and 800mb HD.
I was thinking about a custome Slack 10 installation, but I would like to hear some opinions before going into that.
Is there any distro out there specially designed for old pcs?
My idea is to transform this old and faithful Compaq Presario in my new router (I'm already
using a P2 with slack 10 for this purpose).
 
Old 06-24-2005, 05:58 PM   #2
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I'd recommend Damn Small Linux @ www.damnsmalllinux.org
 
Old 06-24-2005, 06:02 PM   #3
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You need one not compiled for Pentium. Debian comes in i386 version for sure. Slack also, probably.
 
Old 06-24-2005, 06:07 PM   #4
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SLACKWARE WOULD BE PERFECT FOR THIS!!! ;-)
 
Old 06-24-2005, 06:09 PM   #5
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If you are already familar with Slackware, go with that. The Slackware packages is designed for a 486 and up.
 
Old 06-24-2005, 06:43 PM   #6
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Try Deli Linux.
It is made for old machines like that.
 
Old 06-24-2005, 11:52 PM   #7
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The reason I say Slackware is that it is more mature and better supported than these new distros popping up out of the woodwork. However, if you like new and on-the-edge then I say go for it.
 
Old 06-27-2005, 10:16 PM   #8
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im usualy one to use either slackware or freebsd for machines like this
 
Old 06-27-2005, 11:45 PM   #9
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im usualy one to use either slackware or freebsd for machines like this
These two are perfect in this scenario.
 
  


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