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Old 11-28-2005, 05:26 AM   #1
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Which linux for this pc..?


Hi,

I am new to linux..

I got a pII 266mhz with 64 mbram
and a 2 gb hard drive
onboard sound and video

Which linux + package/software should I install on it.. and I also want to internet and be able to write/edit some documents..

greetings,

Suriyanto
 
Old 11-28-2005, 05:41 AM   #2
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try DSL 2 and maybe (kiro2 ) others distro are able to be use to since linux had widely range support from old to brand new PC
it depends on the configurations....
 
Old 11-28-2005, 07:09 AM   #3
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I agree, but you may want to add Vector Linux to that list. It's based on Slackware and geared towards older hardware.

F_M
 
Old 11-28-2005, 07:22 AM   #4
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Yeah, Vector Standard would be a good choice. Haven't tried the others yet.
 
Old 11-28-2005, 07:31 AM   #5
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absolutely VectorLinux

I just installed it to similar machine, and it runs just good.

I've been installing this distribution on 15 PC's now, from 233Mhz to 333Mhz 32 - 128MB ram, and I must say im impressed about the performance within this small but powerfull distribution.
 
Old 11-28-2005, 07:42 AM   #6
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I only briefly used it on a 450 MHz machine when I was first trying to learn about different Linux distros. I was very happy with the performance of that system.

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Old 11-29-2005, 06:24 AM   #7
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Ok I've download Vectorlinux, burned the image and tried to install it.
But now it hangs at where it says "Finding Vector Linux Install Media"
what to do?!

greetings
 
Old 11-29-2005, 10:17 AM   #8
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Are you sure it hangs and just isn't reading the drive very slowly? are there more than 1 CD? sounds like it tries loading packages from a destination (cd) and locks up, maybe the burn had errors or something, what speed did you do it at?
 
Old 11-29-2005, 10:58 AM   #9
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Debian with Ice window manager:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=224547

cheers
 
Old 11-29-2005, 11:02 AM   #10
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ethics, Vector is a one-CD distro.

That said, ethics is right; the place to start is to make sure it's not loading slowly--the box is only a 266 mHz PII w/64 megs of RAM, after all--and if it's definitely hanging, check your md5 sum and burn again at a slower speed.


Let us know what happens!
 
Old 12-01-2005, 05:27 AM   #11
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Okay, the computer is busy installing VL.

Hope it works..

The problem was it didn't boot from the cdrom...

but luckily, this time it did

So we'll just have to wait.

Btw.. do you perhaps know where to download screensavers?
I like the original screen savers of fedora core + gnome..
do you by any chance know where to get/download them? So I could use it under windows?

greetings
 
Old 12-01-2005, 12:39 PM   #12
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Not off the top of my head, but a simple google should turn them up: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search
 
Old 12-01-2005, 09:33 PM   #13
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I have an old HP laptop with 64MB RAM and Puppy Linux works very well on it, better than DSL or Feather.
 
Old 12-02-2005, 12:48 AM   #14
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I'd say Slackware, Vector Linux, Damn Small Linux, in that order. Use a light window manager, preferably fluxbox or the like.
A thing you will need to watch out for is disk space requirements. I know that Slackware can be customized to take up little room, and I think Vector used to be able to (it's getting a little heavier lately though).
As long as you get a relatively "solid" distro, and a very light window manager, most anything should perform well enough.
 
  


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