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Old 03-24-2008, 12:30 PM   #1
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mandriva system requirements


i'm sorry I know this has been posted before but it's never been very clear in other threads sorry

I have:

AMD 500MHZ processor
128mb of RAM
3GB of HD space

will mandriva run on my computer?

please help
 
Old 03-24-2008, 12:58 PM   #2
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AMD 500MHZ processor
128mb of RAM
3GB of HD space
The ram will be your down fall, if you can bump that up to at least 256mb
it'll run but still slow. I say with those specs go with DSL or slackware and use a lite Window Manager like Fluxbox.

KDE or Gnome will have a hard time with 128mb ram.
 
Old 03-24-2008, 01:05 PM   #3
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is it easy to install a different window manager?

i have looked at Dsl and slackware but i think dsl looks a bit ugly if you know what i mean, and slackware seems hard to install?
 
Old 03-24-2008, 03:02 PM   #4
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Give Xubuntu a try it uses a light WM and is strait forword to install. You can get it at www.xubuntu.org
 
Old 03-25-2008, 01:39 PM   #5
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i looked at xubuntu but i need 192mb RAM to run but I only have 128mb. or will i still be able to run it effectively?

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To run the Desktop CD (LiveCD + Install CD), you need 128 MB RAM to run or 192 MB RAM to install. The Alternate Install CD only requires you to have 64 MB RAM.

To install Xubuntu, you need 1.5 GB of free space on your hard disk.

Once installed, Xubuntu can run with 192 MB RAM, but it is strongly recommended to have at least 256 MB RAM.
 
Old 03-25-2008, 02:22 PM   #6
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i looked at xubuntu but i need 192mb RAM to run but I only have 128mb. or will i still be able to run it effectively?
you just need 192 mb to run the livecd if you do the alternate install cd, it needs less. Slackware is not hard to install if you read the slackbook first
 
Old 03-25-2008, 02:31 PM   #7
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i looked at the system requimrents for Xbubtu

but it says once installed

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Once installed, Xubuntu can run with 192 MB RAM, but it is strongly recommended to have at least 256 MB RAM.
I have 128mb?

sorry if i'm being thick lol
 
Old 03-25-2008, 02:54 PM   #8
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i looked at the system requimrents for Xbubtu

but it says once installed



I have 128mb?

sorry if i'm being thick lol
I would imagine it would work fine with 128 mb
 
  


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