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Old 02-16-2008, 04:21 PM   #16
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If nothing above works, try Damn Small Linux. It is the leanest linux distro I know of, run quite comfortably off a USB thumb drive by most accounts.
Yes, DSL will run on almost anything! I've got an old Emachines 633 Mhz Celeron with 256 Mb RAM running DSL and it runs nice and quick. It's currently the firewall/router/printer box on my home network.
 
Old 02-17-2008, 02:32 AM   #17
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Yes, DSL will run on almost anything! I've got an old Emachines 633 Mhz Celeron with 256 Mb RAM running DSL and it runs nice and quick. It's currently the firewall/router/printer box on my home network.
That actually made me rofl. A machine like that on DSL could do a lot more than just be a firewall/router/print server...
 
Old 02-17-2008, 10:47 AM   #18
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That actually made me rofl. A machine like that on DSL could do a lot more than just be a firewall/router/print server...
That class of hardware is great to use as a server with firewall. Especially for a SOHO operation.
 
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Puppy runs fine, it has all I need, namely internet access! I finally got it to pick up my D Link DFE-690TXD cardbus PC card 10/100 adapter. It ran under a chipset driver as there was no Dlink driver listed as was in the heavy Ubuntu distro. I just kept loading modules and let Puppy try them all as suggested, finally found it! I now just need to know how to get it to run off the HD without even the CD to boot from, tried GRUB, but I think I did it wrong. Ubuntu did a strange thing on my laptop. The display kinda washed out from left to right, like a very bright light was behind it, scanning from left to right and then my screen looked like it had whitewash behind it dripping down, like someone sprayed it with dirty water and it was running down the screen. It was very weird looking, kinda cool if it was an effect, but I couldnt read any of the text. Puppy has not done it yet, maybe a video driver issue? Oh well. Its up and running. Thanks again.
 
Old 02-18-2008, 02:36 AM   #20
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That actually made me rofl. A machine like that on DSL could do a lot more than just be a firewall/router/print server...
Actually, it was the only machine I had for about a year before I got my current one. It ran great and did all that I needed to do with it at the time, and internet access was with a $20 external modem from www.newegg.com. The machine itself was free. All it needed was a hard drive. I tossed in an extra NIC and turned it into the firewall/router because it was sitting around with nothing to do. It still runs DSL and hasn't needed a reboot in over six months.
 
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I wish I had spare machines running around!

Onebuck- I wasn't saying it couldn't be a print server or firewall. I was saying it could do more than that.
 
Old 02-19-2008, 02:56 PM   #22
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I wish I had spare machines running around!

Onebuck- I wasn't saying it couldn't be a print server or firewall. I was saying it could do more than that.
I know! I was just adding that the machine of this class would make a fine SOHO server.

You should check with some local re-cycler to see what you can get for the cheap. Loads of machines for the socket A/370 that you can get real cheap. Loads of PC100/PC133 memory available cheap.
 
Old 02-19-2008, 04:41 PM   #23
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Im new here, but am tired of XP getting larger and larger on my old laptop. I have an NEC Versa P2/400 4Gb hard drive, 196MB mem. I just want to surf internet (on a generic USB 802.11 B/G wireless device) read my hotmail and SBCglobal.net mail using an email client, not a web based client and maybe look at some pics off my camera and Ipod support. Too much to ask on a small system? I have been running XP pro for 3 years but it has been troubled lately after finally getting SP2, like no task bar. Ubuntu(?) or linspire/freespire? Or do I regress to win98 (yikes!!) Any suggestions, I am pretty savvy on windows, but am lost when it comes to Linux. Thanks in advance. pishta68 at hotmail dot com
I just installed Puppy Linux 2.15CE on the following machine:

Toshiba Satellite 2805
64mb ram (with a 256mb swap partition)
6gb hard disk

I also installed an Asus 107X PCMCIA wireless adapter which worked out of the box using rt2500 drivers supplied Puppy. Puppy correctly identified and setup all the hardware. I have ordered 128mb of additional, which will give it a huge speed boost. I am a happy camper!
 
  


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