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Old 04-19-2010, 12:51 AM   #1
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Minimum RAM for Fedora 13 for GUI?


I was trying to install fedora 13 on my ESX box. Since it doesnt show me OS Type as Fedora(while I do have RHEL, Ubuntu, OpenSUSE etc)I checked Other Linux 64 bits. and by default it took 384 MB. When I started installing it says insufficient memory and did the text mode installation.
What is the minimum RAm I should select for GUI Installation.
 
Old 04-19-2010, 01:26 AM   #2
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As a rule of thumb, I wouldn't go one byte less than 512MB for 32-bit, or 1GB for 64-bit.

More realistically, 1GB is a probably a good "minimum RAM" to start with for any GUI OS (32- or 64-bit), then increase as-needed. People might disagree, but it's honestly my experience that if you really need to have less than 1GB RAM ... then you probably shouldn't be considering a Gnome or KDE desktop. If you don't have enough RAM, you should probably consider a server (e.g. text-mode) environment, or a distro like Puppy Linux (which supports REALLY tiny memory footprints!), or Ubuntu Remix.

IMHO .. PSM
 
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Great Answer..
Helped me a lot.
Thanks seniors !!!
 
Old 04-19-2010, 04:06 AM   #4
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how much RAM

You can run Ubuntu 9.10 on 256 ram with 500 mhz processor but it will be slow! Puppy or Crunchbang might work better but worn out hardware may also be an issue.
 
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