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Old 08-10-2003, 07:57 PM   #1
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which distro?


ive got an old 486/75
with 24mb ram and a 3gb hd

i need an os for it
i would like xfree86 if it would run smoothly with gnome
cd install is not an option; only a network or floppy install would work
but i would prefer a network install
i also would like the distro to be relatively new

suggestions?

btw
i dont care if compile or boot times are rediculasly long
as long as it runs smoth once started

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Old 08-10-2003, 08:19 PM   #2
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I honestly said don't know if x windows / gnome will work "properly" on this system...it probably won't even start x windows for you.

If you're planning to run a server or this system as a firewall or wahtsoever, it shouldn't be a problem tho.

I'm sure others will reply to you soon once they get to read this post. Just wanted to give up my 2 cents hehe.

Oh and I believe any distro is fine if it shall run on init 3
 
Old 08-10-2003, 08:27 PM   #3
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hmmmm
not sure
i think xfree86 only needs 8mb ram to run
but i dont know....

still looking for adistro....
help?
 
Old 08-10-2003, 08:44 PM   #4
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You could try Debian. You can do a full network install after installing the base system from a few floppies. Debian can run on fairly low resources. I have it running on a laptop with a 2gig drive and 32 megs of ram. It is slow but it runs X and gnome just fine. Check the Debian site for more info.
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Old 08-10-2003, 08:48 PM   #5
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which version?
3.3?
 
Old 08-10-2003, 08:54 PM   #6
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I dont think 3.3 exists.


I always suggest Slackware for old systems. It just runs well.

And 9 should run just fine on that, with no X windows though.

XFree86 I believe needs 48MB to actually get a WM running, and that would be something like TWM.

To run GNOME smoothly, you need at least 128MB.
 
Old 08-10-2003, 08:55 PM   #7
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The new version is 3.0r1 you can get it at Debian.org
 
Old 08-10-2003, 08:59 PM   #8
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Hi Spaz17

You wont get GNOME running succesfully on those specs - you could run something in command line mode though.

You can check out all the various Linux distributions at Distrowatch - you might find soemthing suitable there.

Click here to go to Distrowatch
 
  


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