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Old 01-29-2004, 04:14 PM   #1
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A suitable Linux for a Pentium 100 MHz?


I need a linux for my old pc. I want to run the Half-Life dedicated server and saome other stuff from time to time.
The pc is a Pentium(r) 100MHz
32MB RAM
2MB integrated video
20 GB HDD (Borowd from a friend, for a long time)
A realteck pci lan card, and a integrated (3Com)ISA Card that i dint know hoe to use. floppy drive and CD ROM drive. By the way it can't boot from a cd so i use boot disks.
What would be the best linux for me? And I have an ADSL connection.
probably a lot of peopole ask this but i would like specific advice for this pc.
And I plan to use the pc for my ADSL connection as a server and router.
 
Old 01-29-2004, 04:18 PM   #2
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it doesn't really matter .. cause your obviously are going to be using it in text mode since it is only a p100 .. so basically there is no difference ... but just in spite of the question and since you want an answer i will suggest slackware ...

p.s. the hl dedicated server isn't going to run to hot on a p100 with 32 megs of ram over a DSL connection
 
Old 01-29-2004, 04:21 PM   #3
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I didnt want to run id ower DSL its just to try out on lan for a few palyers max 7.
edit: This Pentium Has a 90 mm Cooling fan running on 12 volt on the cpu and it realy gets down to 15 degrees celsius

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Old 01-29-2004, 04:25 PM   #4
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don't matter how cool that bad boy is ... i guaruntee your client will be choppy when playing with a max of 4 players let alone 7
 
Old 01-29-2004, 04:26 PM   #5
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too bad it will then just be a rooter and personal storage
 
Old 01-29-2004, 04:29 PM   #6
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nothing wrong with that ....
i am not trying to get you not to set up your server ... hell like you said its on a lan with minimal players ... doesn't hurt to try ... and even if you never did it before then you will also learn something new ...
just use that box as a something to learn off of ...
set up your hlds server, set up your router, and set up a file server .... just play around with it and teach yourself new tricks
p.s. it def won't handle all three of them at the same time heheh
 
Old 01-29-2004, 04:33 PM   #7
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yeah i taught so.
By the way dose anyone a good good link to a DSL (ADSL) tutorial. Better make that an entire linux networking tutorial. Because if I grasp anything on lan networking than DSL is like a mistery for me :S
 
Old 01-29-2004, 04:35 PM   #8
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what exactly do you mean by a dsl tutorial ?
i think you must be referring to how to set it up as a router, and if that is in fact what your referring to then i suggest you look into the
IP-MASQ HOWTO
readily available anywheres, just google for it
good luck!
 
Old 01-29-2004, 04:40 PM   #9
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Anyway: It's good to have a friend that can borrow you a 20GB hard disk for a suitable period...
 
Old 01-29-2004, 04:46 PM   #10
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Thats true, He borrowed a 8 ported switch from him too
in return i modded two blue LED's into his optical mouse and gave him an INTERNET game account i hadn't used for 3 moths.
 
Old 01-29-2004, 04:55 PM   #11
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I just remembered. What partitions should i create besides:
swap - 70MB
/boot - 50MB
...
...
/ - all thats left ower
 
Old 01-29-2004, 05:33 PM   #12
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that all depends on how you want your machine set up ... personally mine is as follows :
/
/boot
/swap
/usr
/home
/var
/tmp

and again thats just how i personally wanted it/needed it ...
but out of all that i will throw out a recommendation, and that is, for troubling (explained below) purposes which you may want to put your /home on a seperate partition, just in case you have to format you can sacrifice stuff you store there ... so if you have to re-install or if down the road you want a different distro and don't want to lose some of your stuff then you can have that on a seperate partition in which you can keep in tact without having to touch it, and have stuff stored there ..
 
  


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