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Old 08-29-2009, 11:00 PM   #1
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Question Slackware minimum system requirements still accurate?


Tried Slack years ago, I haven't kept up with latest developments. 13.0 sounds interesting, I have a spare machine.

One thing I'm wondering about is whether a portion of the Slackware website is still accurate:
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Originally Posted by Slackware Installation Help - System Requirements webpage
Slackware Linux doesn't require an extremely powerful system to run (though having one is quite nice . It will run on systems as far back as the 486. Below is a list of minimum system requirements needed to install and run Slackware.

* 486 processor
* 64MB RAM (1GB+ suggested)
* About 5GB+ of hard disk space for a full install
* CD or DVD drive (if not bootable, then a bootable USB flash stick or PXE server/network card)

Additional hardware may be needed if you want to run the X Window System at a usable speed or if you want network capabilities.
I ask about this for 2 reasons:
1] I might be mistaken thinking that I heard Slackware dropped 486 support a few years ago;
2] Much of the general FAQs of the Slackware website discusses ancient topics like why the big jump from 4 to 7 (referring to versions of Slackware), y2k compatibility, no longer fitting on floppies, will there be an ISO release, and so forth.

Lotsa cruft can be found there.
 
Old 08-29-2009, 11:11 PM   #2
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It looks like Slackware 12.2 and newer won't install with 64mb of RAM, at least not with the regular installer.

http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/inst...with-64mb-ram/

Slackware is still compiled for i486, though
 
Old 08-29-2009, 11:18 PM   #3
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Yes that information on the site certainly needs an update. (Yes it's on our list honest )

The info in Slackware-HOWTO is up-to-date.
http://ftp.belnet.be/packages/slackw...lackware-HOWTO

486 Processors are still supported hence the "i486" arch in most of the packages (32-bit slackware).
 
Old 08-29-2009, 11:47 PM   #4
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Thanks, peoples.

The links to the HOWTO and the slackbook site are very helpful.
 
  


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