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Old 06-15-2002, 05:54 AM   #1
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Unhappy You've never seen such a newbie


Ok guys i'm the biggest newbie you've ever seen when it comes to linux/unix (microsoft born and bed). I'm looking for what you guys think are good tuts for installing a linux OS on a blank basic computer (486).

Now i don't wanna get into hardware wars and all the techy stuff. All i wanna achieve is get a linux OS running (I don't care wat it's called) so that i can then start learning the techy stuff after.

I'm probaly askin a bit much, but thanks for anything you can give me.
 
Old 06-15-2002, 06:11 AM   #2
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http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Installation-HOWTO/
 
Old 06-15-2002, 06:26 AM   #3
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sweet, this looks like exactly what i was after
thanks mate
 
Old 06-15-2002, 08:02 AM   #4
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I think you have a small hd. So you need to decide which packages to install (you won't have space for all), no matter which distro you choose. In my opinon it's not a bad idea to try an old distro (for example, Slack 3.4 uses 200megs for full install). But then there might be a problem when installing some new packages (old libraries). So you must decide, if you'd like to spend much time learning about packages or learning how to upgrade your system.
 
Old 06-15-2002, 10:11 AM   #5
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Ok cool, I understand where your com'in from. So is there a good place to browse through different disros?

And furthermore am i going to have to download a full 200mgs even for a lil OS?

P.S yes i am just playing wif a 100Mhz, 600Mb HD, 32Mb RAM
 
Old 06-15-2002, 10:28 AM   #6
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You could download zipslack... It was originally meant to be used on a FAT filesystem, but in the readme files it explains in detail how to install it onto a linux native fs, like ext2 or ext3. You can find it @ slackware's website, and best of all it's a small (compared to 200mb) download @ around 35mb.
 
Old 06-15-2002, 10:36 AM   #7
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Ok thanks i'll give that a try
Thats if i don't find a distro on a Cd lying somewhere around here
hehe
 
Old 06-15-2002, 02:15 PM   #8
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I must warn you. It'll be hard to install a "normal" distro on 600megs. It's possible to install router/firewall/small server, but not much more. So rather get Zipslack or any other small distro.
 
Old 06-15-2002, 03:06 PM   #9
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Hi

If you want to see a fully configured machine acting as a gateway with webserver, intrusion detection,firewall, ftp, windows file sharing etc go to www.clarkconnect.org and download their package. It fits on a small HDrive and once installed, you can see everything they've done to accomplish it.
 
  


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