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Old 06-27-2005, 11:41 AM   #1
alrymala
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Recommendations for an old PC


Hi all, I'm looking for recommendations for a good linux distro for an old PC.

It's a Pentium MMX 160 Mhz, 64 Mb RAM, 1 Mb Video. Not the greatest machine but it should do for now. I want to do a web/mail/dns server with it. That's all. I'm not an expert with linux so a GUI would be nice although I know it'd be good for the machine just to run command line.

It'd like to have something to install and not a Live CD.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks
 
Old 06-27-2005, 11:48 AM   #2
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my first distro that I used mainly was trustix

Trustix.net has a good repository of doing a quick setup for the things you are wanting. And the install is pretty small (I think it's about 250mb). It has no GUI, but once you get the hang of it, you should be ok.
 
Old 06-27-2005, 11:49 AM   #3
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Originally posted by MasterCephus
my first distro that I used mainly was trustix

Trustix.net has a good repository of doing a quick setup for the things you are wanting. And the install is pretty small (I think it's about 250mb). It has no GUI, but once you get the hang of it, you should be ok.
http://www.trustix.net
 
Old 06-27-2005, 12:01 PM   #4
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I will try that.

Thanks for the quick replies!
 
Old 06-27-2005, 02:14 PM   #5
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Ok time for problem #1!

I'm doing a network install because the CDROM can't read burned CDs properly. Now the problem that I'm having is that when I get to screen saying "Which driver should I try" for the network card driver, I choose RTL8139 (which I'm certain is the right one), it just goes back to the previous screen asking if I want to install NFS, FTP or HTTP. So I can't proceed with the installation.

I've downloaded the network boot disk ver 2.2 off their website and tried the 2.1 version as well and get the same thing. I've tried changing the NIC to a different PCI slot and making sure it's properly installed, no difference.

Why can't I proceed with this installation?
 
  


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