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Old 10-25-2012, 06:17 AM   #1
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Where to get old unix/linux OS


Hey guys, i have an old IBM thinkpad, it runs on 133 MhZ processor, and about 32 Mbs. of ram, it has a floppy drive, with PCMIA slots, so the availablity is endless. Is their any place, or other wise suggested alternative OS's i could use besides Windows 98SE.

Before anyone mentions i do know that windows98SE is debatibally the best windows release of their OS, i was just curious to see if anyone had any ideas? any help is well appreciated
 
Old 10-25-2012, 07:29 AM   #2
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Might work. Can't swear to it.

http://www.my-plan.org/storage/puppyLinux/

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=48214

http://flusslinie.wordpress.com/2009...alight-puplet/

Otherwise. A minimal Slackware or Debian Net install.

You are going to need some /swap space which is explained
in my viewtopic link.
 
Old 10-25-2012, 07:34 AM   #3
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Here is some screenshots of Pulp puppy Linux.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=40226

I'd probably go with pulp puppy because oof this statement

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To my astonishment, Pulp 0.03 - a derivative based on Puppy 4.12 barebones - not 'retro' - works "out of the box" on a Pentium laptop with only 16Mb RAM.
Here is where Pulp 0.03 is at

http://flusslinie.wordpress.com/2009...lp-003-is-out/

Found you this thread also. Lot's of old isos there.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=65544

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Old 10-25-2012, 09:10 AM   #4
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check this out

www.damnsmalllinux.org
 
Old 10-25-2012, 11:23 PM   #5
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Yea thanks guys i was looking at those, but for some reason i must have misread and thought DSL and Puppy were to demanding and i might have to break out something ridiculous, ill just have to give it a try
 
Old 10-26-2012, 01:30 AM   #6
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I have the same laptop, my first one ever. Still love it and power it on for fun from time to time. It is running a recent debian with X, DWM, Conky, a wallpaper and a bunch of fast apps. I have only 16mb ram. Booting take less than a minute and use 5.5mb ram (with X and everything, including a terminal to check how much ram was needed). It is possible to run recent Linux on it, it just take a little time to trim the fat out. If it have a neofb graphic card like mine, use the kernel framebuffer driver with Xfbdev as X server. It actually run at full speed, as fast as the hardware is able to go. As the framebuffer is accelerated, so is XFBdev. Can run emelFM 1.2, Xmms 1.2, Dillo2 and a few terminal apps at once without ever swapping (well, it does swap a little for me, but you have twice the RAM).

Actually quite fast considering its age and raw power.

Use busybox as the booting shell, xfbdev, trimmed down kernel (drop the advanced networking, just keep the TCP/IP stack and your PCMCIA driver), dwm, remove unless boot services, boot using quiet and no splash. Do not preload data, disable udev, it take too much CPU. With the disparate list, you should get far enough. It's a fun project, love to install Linux with floppy, so much fun.

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Old 10-26-2012, 01:49 AM   #7
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OH shit, thanks ELV13, i think im going to try that, probably with a already stripped Slackware dis. maybe austrumi or something. thanks alot.
 
  


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