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Old 01-31-2011, 02:05 PM   #16
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Hi,

Both of our points are moot until the OP tries something. If the OP intends to have minimal server services then this can be achieved.

As I said legacy hardware, how will the user get by with a newer Gnu/Linux for the system? Try it!

I've said enough about this. Apparently, you have not experienced problems yet! This will not help the OP unless an install is attempted. See what happens!

As for compiling on this age of equipment. You can always perform builds on another system if time is the problem. Done all the time.

Personally, I would choose newer hardware.

Enough said, no more communications unless it's relative to the OP's thread topic.
Back on topic.

If you wish to continue this discussion then PM.
 
Old 01-31-2011, 03:02 PM   #17
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TinyCoreLinux.
See my Blog.
Debian: good Idea
PuppyLinux: too fat.
 
Old 01-31-2011, 07:31 PM   #18
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Thanks to all for the feedback.

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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

Define lighter?

You could expand on service requirements, duty.
I personally like Slackware for my systems. You can get more out of a Slackware system than a hold your hand Gnu/Linux.
  • Light file server. Mostly older files or files that aren't used often. Won't be doing a lot of I/O.
  • Small apache install for use MisterHome
  • Possibly something like firefly to serve up music [not a big requirement]
  • SSH access
  • I don't need a GUI, a CLI is fine.

Not ready to tackle a project as big as LFS.

I think at this time I'm going to run off and look at debian and slackware.

thx all
-z1p
 
Old 01-31-2011, 11:03 PM   #19
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For me debian was an easier install, but then again it took a little trial and error to get to that point.
Installing slack is a little bit different. It took me about or 4x to figure out how to install it, and I'm not done.
Btw is Slack free?
 
Old 02-01-2011, 06:22 AM   #20
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Hi,

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For me debian was an easier install, but then again it took a little trial and error to get to that point.
Installing slack is a little bit different. It took me about or 4x to figure out how to install it, and I'm not done.
Btw is Slack free?
Get Slackware Linux section, you will find loads of links.

Of course Slackware is free. If you wish to purchase and support Slackware then look at The SlackwareŽ Store.
 
Old 02-01-2011, 08:10 AM   #21
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Quote:
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For me debian was an easier install, but then again it took a little trial and error to get to that point.
Installing slack is a little bit different. It took me about or 4x to figure out how to install it, and I'm not done.
Btw is Slack free?
think I'm trying debian to start for the same reason, it seems the install is a bit simpler and I'm trying to keep this project fairly simple. keeping my finger crossed.
 
Old 02-01-2011, 09:52 AM   #22
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I don't think you should get 2.2/2.4 kernel distros. Now I'm using a PentiumIII box as a gateway, 450 MHz and 64 MB RAM, running the latest Devil-Linux livecd, with kernel 2.6.32 AFAIK
 
  


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