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Old 10-17-2006, 02:49 AM   #1
haelen
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Minimum RAM for HD Install.


A friend has offered me an old Laptop. The maximum RAM it can take is 64mb.

Will this be enough for Puppy to run?

TIA,
Tim
 
Old 10-17-2006, 05:29 PM   #2
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G'day Tim

Should work ok.
Have 233Mhz Dell with 96MB using puppy 2.10r1, works very well.
If puppy runs from CD then create a linux swap partition on the HD.
There is a bug with 2.11 HD install, so use 2.10r1 at the moment.

Eric
 
Old 10-18-2006, 01:39 AM   #3
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G'day Eric,

I guess I could also install Puppy on the HD (which is only 1.5GB).

Cheers,
Tim

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Should work ok.
Have 233Mhz Dell with 96MB using puppy 2.10r1, works very well.
If puppy runs from CD then create a linux swap partition on the HD.
There is a bug with 2.11 HD install, so use 2.10r1 at the moment.

Eric
 
Old 10-18-2006, 03:52 AM   #4
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Yes, give it a try. Puppy should only take up less than 300mb.

Enjoy
Eric
 
Old 10-20-2006, 03:28 PM   #5
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Last month, someone gave me a pentium 166MHz portable with 16MB of RAM. I came *this* close to getting it to boot Puppy (it thrashes forever at the stage of loading the desktop). I reckon it would have worked with 32MB, or even 24. And I regularly run Puppy 2.02 installed on my 133MHz P1 with 80MB and it runs pretty well. Not exactly fast, but usable. Of course, dillo and ted run a little more smoothly than Seamonkey and Abiword!
 
Old 10-29-2006, 12:08 PM   #6
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A little update to my previous post. One of the other contributors from the main Puppy Forum made me a gift of some old laptop EDO RAM, which I put into the machine I mentioned above. So the present system config is:

166MHz Pentium 1
40MB RAM
1.6GB hard disk with 128MB Linux swap partition

Puppy 2.02 (the nearest CD I had to hand) booted and ran just fine. Not very fast, but usable. Do note that I haven't yet tried installing Firefox or OpenOffice, and I probably won't be using this as my primary development machine! 8)
 
Old 12-27-2006, 11:42 PM   #7
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It should work, I use a old notebook with 96mb of ram.
 
Old 12-29-2006, 09:17 PM   #8
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I had an older pc with only 64MB of ram. I used some other distro's liveCD to create a linux swap partition on it prior to running puppy on it. When I reformatted the HD to make it one big NTFS partition (I did this because I was selling the pc) puppy would no longer boot. I think I was using 2.01 at the time.
 
  


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