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Old 07-12-2005, 03:07 PM   #1
Imon
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Ubuntu on a P2 with 64meg of RAM


I've just loaded Ubuntu 5.04 onto an old COMPAQ ARMADA laptop (a P2 with 64meg of RAM) BTW This is only my number 3 machine.

I'm very pleased with the install....which worked beyond my expectations for this old dog, even picking up my netgear wireless card

As expected its running very slooooooooooow..................so I've ditched Gnome for a much leaner Fluxbox.

can I ask if anyone has any further resource saving ideas?

This box is just being used for wireless surfing in the garden during this pleasant (but probably brief) British summer!!
 
Old 07-12-2005, 03:40 PM   #2
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general tips include
closing down services that u do not require

if u are comfortable with compiling a kernel then compile a kernel for ur machine

regards
 
Old 07-12-2005, 09:35 PM   #3
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There are other distros that might be more suited for your box. Distrowatch has many listed. You could also try to run a thin client if you have other systems running too.
 
Old 08-06-2005, 06:26 PM   #4
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www.ubuntulite.org
 
Old 08-08-2005, 01:30 AM   #5
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after cutting down on running services and running fluxbox for gui, i have it running on a Pmmx with 32mb ram, so yes you can
 
Old 08-08-2005, 01:48 AM   #6
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Have you taken a look at this?
http://www.binonabiso.com/en/Ubuntu-miniRAM-HOWTO.html

Or Damn Small Linux?
 
Old 08-11-2005, 01:59 PM   #7
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Thanks all for some useful tips....

I've got a fairly good working system now on this machine.
I've also been making use of different run level configurations to only start/load services required when appropriate.
 
  


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