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What sort of flexibility do you ask for? If you just need a command line box, any distro would do the job. In another hand, if you wanna use it for printing and writing with X, you could try the mini distro Grey Cat Linux, which I use myself in a 386 computer with 8 of RAM and with good speed under X
I'm a newbie, but what is X? Some kind of GUI, windows?
All I want is the command line interface and the ability to install and uninstall various kinds of software.
Networking is a must, I want to run BNC on it.
Slackware says "16MB RAM"... is that really needed?
I might get more RAM later but I doubt it.
Would I be able to put Slackware on that machine?
I can't boot from CD neither.
I have already used BasicLinux, today, but when I tried to fix the boot thing, it all got messed up so I removed all partitions.
This time I want to do it all over and use some distro that have software. BasicLinux didn't have LILO.
Yes, there is only one ISO to download. Perhaps the Slackware boxed set for sale comes with other stuff, like extra docs, packages, and source. But the one ISO is what you want. And you can also download a bootdisk to boot from floppy. See www.slackware.com for details.
Originally posted by lezek Not so. Try XDirectFB for superfast X11.
I wasn't just refering to starting X itself, think about trying to start Mozilla with that amound of physical RAM - you'd definately end up using plenty of swap. Sorry if my initial comment was clear. I don't recon GUI's will catch on anyway