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Old 09-18-2009, 05:23 PM   #1
arjunak01
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Smile which linux for 128mb ram pc


I've a 128mb DDR ram pc with 1.6ghz AMD athlon processor.I've tried DSL,puppy,antix and even mepis. all of these works with my pc but i'm not satisfied with them. can you recommend any other distro that will work with my pc. i'm already downloading slackware 13.0,open suse 11.1 and deli will these work on my pc.
 
Old 09-18-2009, 05:32 PM   #2
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

If you want something to perform on that machine then I suggest you bump the memory as much as you can. That class of memory is not that expensive for the performance gain you will get.

Quote:
excerpt 'Slackware Linux CD-ROM Installation HOWTO' ;

Here's a basic list of what you'll need to install Slackware:

128 megabytes (128MB) or more of RAM. If you have less RAM than this, you
might still be able to install, but if so don't expect the best possible
experience.

You also will need some disk space to install Slackware. For a complete
installation, you'll probably want to devote a 6GB *or larger* partition
completely to Slackware (you'll need almost 5GB for a full default
installation, and then you'll want extra space when you're done).
If you haven't installed Slackware before, you may have to experiment.
If you've got the drive space, more is going to be better than not enough.
Also, you can always install only the first software set (the A series
containing only the basic system utilities) and then install more software
later once your system is running.

If you use SCSI, Slackware supports most SCSI controllers. The "huge"
kernels support as much of the boot hardware as possible, including
several hardware RAID controllers, Fiber Channel controllers, software
RAID in linear and RAID 0 through 6 and RAID 10, LVM (Logical Volume
Manager), and kernel support required to have fully encrypted systems.

To install from the DVD or CD-ROM, you'll need a supported drive. These
days, the chances that your drive is supported by the install kernels
is excellent. But, if not, you can always use a USB stick and install
via the network. Or, use a floppy disk to install using PXE and the
network. See the docs in usb-and-pxe-installers and the etherboot
directory within for instructions.
 
Old 09-18-2009, 06:12 PM   #3
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Not satisfied...

Your choices of workable distributions increases with any increase in the amount of RAM installed in your system, and adds to the likelihood that your satisfaction will increase thereafter.

Last edited by thorkelljarl; 09-18-2009 at 06:15 PM.
 
Old 09-18-2009, 11:44 PM   #4
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Slitaz and Tiny Core Linux just might be able to give you a decent experience for a system with only 128 MB of memory. The current Slitaz stable release is only 30 MB. Tiny Core is even smaller but I don't think it comes with a web browser by default, but you can install a web browser through their package manager. If you try either of the two, please post your experience back to this thread - I'm curious to know.
 
Old 09-18-2009, 11:47 PM   #5
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Try debian minimal. Do a netinst and install LXDE or fluxbox/openbox or any wm for a lightweight system.
 
Old 09-19-2009, 10:50 AM   #6
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How can i install Xubuntu alternate using unetbootin. it searches for cd drive even though the files are in the hard disk.desktop cd doesnt work for me.
 
Old 09-19-2009, 10:54 AM   #7
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Mepis is running smoothly on my pc.it uses KDE can you recommend any such distro.
 
Old 09-19-2009, 10:55 AM   #8
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Mepis is running smoothly on my pc.it uses KDE can you recommend any such distro. i need a Linux that can serve as a replacement for windows.
 
Old 09-19-2009, 10:58 AM   #9
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This is good to know all.
 
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