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Old 06-08-2008, 02:14 PM   #1
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Low ram installer (<24MB)

i have an old computer, I'd love to install Debian on it but the installer requires 32Mb of ram to run, I only have 24Mb. Does anyone know if there is an installer for Debian that runs on less than 24Mb ram?

I've tried the standard installer, it goes wonky halfway through and crashes.

Thanks so much!
Old 06-08-2008, 06:39 PM   #2
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I would be more concerned about having enough RAM to run the system than the installer...

24 MB of RAM simply isn't enough memory to run a modern distribution like Debian on reliably. Apt alone takes a considerable amount of resources to scan through the package database.

Your only chance on a machine like that would be one of the specialized distributions like Puppy Linux or Damn Small Linux. You might also want to look into the BSDs, as I have personally found them a little better suited to very low end hardware.
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Yeah, I think I'll go with DSL or slackware. Thanks!


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