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Old 02-21-2002, 12:58 AM   #1
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Small distro ... for 486


hey people ...

i have a simple question ... i have an old 486 with 200 mb ram ... 20 mb ram ...

1- anyone has names of distros that will fit(peanut linux requires 300 mb ): )
2- What can i expect from hat sort of machine ...

i had a gateway and apache in mind?

comments anyone?

thanks

btw ... for gateway and such ... reading ... ill probably talk bout it later on ...

also ... i also am getting sluggish performances under linux ... i know its tweaking ... but then what ... ?

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Old 02-21-2002, 03:42 AM   #2
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Hi Leprechaun,
Heard about micro linux, they say it fits on a floppy and comes with most of the network bells and whistles. A better choice could be a spartan Debian installation. I have working Debian installations with apache etc in <200mb. You could also recompile the kernel and skip out the extraneous stuff.

Hope this helped.

DA
 
Old 02-21-2002, 07:26 AM   #3
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cool ...

thanks DA ...

il check those out ...
 
Old 02-21-2002, 09:06 AM   #4
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if Debian doesn't work out i would try Gentoo becuase you basically choose everything you want installed and it uses only 100MB i think when you install all the base packages and the rest is up to you (i.e. X server etc).

I have no doubt in my mind you can squeeze Blackbox on there with quite a bit of programs and have it running swell.
 
Old 02-21-2002, 09:07 AM   #5
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*EDIT* i'm not sure if gentoo has i486 optimized packages.
 
Old 02-21-2002, 11:22 AM   #6
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Tiny Linux!

http://tiny.seul.org/en/
 
Old 02-21-2002, 11:28 AM   #7
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Build your own with PeeWee Linux: http://embedded.adis.on.ca/

Trinix: http://embedded.adis.on.ca/

More listed here: http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/distributions/

I hope this helps.
 
Old 02-21-2002, 05:14 PM   #8
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thanks yall ...

thanks for the tips ...

i have too though about tiny linux ... but ... im actually wondering ... who has 14 formatted floppies now???

i have 2 ... (without counting driver disk and such) ... 1 for docs ... and one for other stuff ... i havent used the floppy in quite a while ...

is there a way of installing one of those with out floppies?
ie, HDD swapping ... would make my life easier ...

anyway ... i guess ill eventually have to go buy a 50 pack of floppies just to get tinylinux (or other) running ... and end up never using them after that

thought about slak ... it wouldnt be a victim box ... id be the victim :P

anyway ... any other comments? always appreciated ... thanks

Lep!
 
Old 02-21-2002, 11:10 PM   #9
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If you just want to fart around on linux... try this site, it's linux on ONE floppy. Not a full distro, but fun to try out.
http://www.online-center.com/minux/
 
  


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