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Old 06-24-2003, 08:24 PM   #1
unitcoed
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old laptop... what version of linux?


I have an old Toshiba 440cx Laptop (pentium processor, 16mb ram, 1.5gb HD) that currently has a really unstable operating system on it.. I want to install linux so that I can run a simple server with forum, etc..

What version of linux should I install?
 
Old 06-24-2003, 08:41 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure linux requires at least 32mb of ram
 
Old 06-24-2003, 09:34 PM   #3
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The newer the Linux still applies. However you can get away with some older Linux distros here. Experiment! Linux by itself don't take much, but X slows it way down.
 
Old 05-29-2007, 07:49 AM   #4
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DeLi Linux

http://delili.lens.hl-users.com/

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The test computer is a 486 laptop with 16 MB RAM, and all apps which comes with DeLi Linux are running smoothly.
 
Old 05-29-2007, 12:59 PM   #5
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Try Damn Small Linux: that doesn't even need a Pentium!
 
Old 05-29-2007, 01:46 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Riley
I'm pretty sure linux requires at least 32mb of ram
Wrong.
I think Slackware needs at least 16MB of ram.
 
Old 05-30-2007, 01:02 AM   #7
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Yes, I recently found a distro that doesn't need more than 8MB but I'm afraid I have forgotten what it was called. I found it on distrowatch.com so I guess you could have a look for yourself.
 
  


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