Originally Posted by lukyn01
I can use my old computer as FTP server and router my net connection to other PC. What group of software I need? Remember please- I have got HDD with 2 GB of free space :-) and I can`t X KDE, GNOME.. That is not neccessary for me.
I have slack 12 installed on a server here on a 2 gig partition, using about 1.5 gig. I deselected X and any packages I didn't need (but I did install most of the development group). I'm using it as a samba server mostly, so no X or KDE and so forth. I mostly kept most of the server and network stuff, and most of the libs, only one kernel, and so on.
It can be done, but I admit that it took me a couple of attempts to get the size down.
It's not quite as old a machine - Dual P2-450 - tho now with a 320gig sata added to the drives
I didn't see the need to use an older distro when the current one worked, and I wanted support for the later model sata card chipset.
root@gemini:/home/amosf/main# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 2.1G 1.5G 507M 75% /
/dev/hda6 16G 8.6G 6.9G 56% /home
/dev/hdc1 7.8G 7.4G 32M 100% /home/amosf/jason-files
/dev/sda1 294G 66G 214G 24% /home/amosf/main