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Old 10-13-2012, 08:29 AM   #16
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The installer is not a problem - I'm installing on another beefier computer. I looked at a few other distros. Some come with tor precompiled (Tiny Core for instance) but I think updating Tor would be a similar pain. What reason is there to try a newer Slackware rather than a newer Debian? I'm more familiar with apt-get.
 
Old 10-13-2012, 09:15 AM   #17
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In installed BasicLinux on an old computer
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The latest libevent requires a newer kernel. Should I update the kernel, try debian with latest kernel or try an older libevent (and if yes, which?)
For vintage projects you could try NetBSD, which has a relatively small footprint (i386 base.tgz is abount 25 MB packed / 74 MB unpacked). A recent libevent (2.0) package and tor are available for this OS.
 
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:28 AM   #18
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I concur with gnashly, because it's a pentium you should be able to install Debian or Slackware, but the amount of RAM (28MB you said?) is likely to be a problem.
 
Old 10-13-2012, 11:06 AM   #19
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There had never been a Slackware 4. The version number bumped from 3.x to 7 directly.
Yes, this is strange as 4.0 was the first version I purchased/used. The first Linux distro for me, too.
 
Old 10-13-2012, 12:40 PM   #20
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I once purchased a distro as well - Xandros. I was a beta tester and felt guilty I didn't do my job
I'm trying Debian right now, will report results later. The install is so advanced, it lets me install by SSH
 
Old 10-13-2012, 12:49 PM   #21
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Here's a Q: since I'm using a P4 to install but then I'll be moving the HD to the P1, would the kernel be a P4 kernel? If yes, how could I use a kernel for a P1 / i586? Would I be able to use the kernel image from BasicLinux / Slackware in Debian (which I know is for Pentium 1)?
 
Old 10-13-2012, 12:51 PM   #22
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For vintage projects you could try NetBSD, which has a relatively small footprint (i386 base.tgz is abount 25 MB packed / 74 MB unpacked). A recent libevent (2.0) package and tor are available for this OS.
Thank you for this suggestion. I'll try Debian first, and if I hit a roadblock, I'll give NetBSD a go.
 
  


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