Originally Posted by emohsain
I too am a newbie who is having a similar problem with Ubuntu 6.10. I am trying to use linux on a sony pcg-c1xs with 64k memory. I was able to load a version of Mandrake 9.2 but it would say I lack resources and load what look like a desk top but no applications.
Sorry folks. I don't want to diss anyone, but I'm really struggling with this one.
Even the meanest distro in the world has to turn its nose up at 64k!
What I would offer as serious advice to those who are trying to use Linux on older hardware is to work from the bottom up and give some of the lower-overhead distros a try first of all.
Feather Linux and Puppy Linux will work on incredibly low-spec machines. I'm a huge Puppy fan - even though it's not my main distro - and always install it on friends' older boxes if they've got limited hardware.
If you want a more polished desktop it might be worth trying Xubuntu, which is a basic version of ubuntu (using the Xfce desktop instead of Gnome or KDE) that runs in a lot less memory.
By the way, if the 64k mentioned above was a mistake and is really 64Mb I can be pretty certain that Puppy will run.
If you use a text-based installer CD Xubuntu will run in 128Mb.
Give Puppy a try first, though.