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Old 01-21-2004, 06:44 PM   #1
LuckyStarr
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What Linux to install on an AMD K6-II 450 Mhz?


Hi,

I'm a newbie using Linux. I have an old computer which I'm planning to install a Linux on.

Specifications: AMD K6-II 450 Mhz, 296 Mb RAM, 4.2 GB (reserving 1 Gb for Linux).

My question is: what linux do I install to have a good performance with a graphical interface like KDE, GNOME or Window Maker?

I have the red hat 9 on a CD, but I think my computer won`t be able to run it smothly.

I searched the web but I couldn't find any information about that!

Obs: I prefer the red hat Linux.

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 01-21-2004, 07:18 PM   #2
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I think Redhat will do just fine. As for KDE, Gnome, maybe it will be a little bit slow, but still very very usable. WindowMaker should fly though. I'd recommend Black/Fluxbox anyway.

As you are reserving only one giga for Linux, you need to make a tight install, even avoiding KDE and Gnome which are pretty big. I'd recommend you getting Slackware or Debian, but as a newbie, it might be pretty straight forward. Debian Potato install with Window Maker is about 140 mega .

Last edited by Mega Man X; 01-21-2004 at 07:19 PM.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 07:23 PM   #3
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Specifications: AMD K6-II 450 Mhz, 296 Mb RAM, 4.2 GB (reserving 1 Gb for Linux).
with that small partition i'd recommend a streamlined distro like slack or damnsmall, however, you'll have to be careful selecting packages as you could easily run out of disk space and don't 4get about your swap space, and, i believe redhat actually has to create 3 partitions, /, /boot/, /swap. w/ only 1 gig you’re not going to get much linux if you want all the eye candy. my recommendation, if you want to get alot of nice things, and, a real linux experience is, since it's an old spare machine back up anything of importance or just transfer it to a newer machine. then you'll have the entire 4.2 g's for linux. at that point, it shouldn't matter which distro you use.

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