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Old 06-09-2007, 04:08 AM   #1
jtl009
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Question Fedora 7 min requirements


alright, Fedora 7 is my first linux OS. I have a old half busted dell PC with 256ram and a P4 at 1.8Ghz,
im wondering if fedora will run good if i run it off the disk through virtual box or should i just use a boot loader?
 
Old 06-09-2007, 05:12 AM   #2
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I wouldn't recommend a virtual install - Fedora needs at least 256MB so if you allocate part of your RAM to the host OS, you'll be left with too little for the guest OS (not to mention that the host OS may get rather slow itself). So there are two option: either add more RAM or install to bare metal.
 
Old 06-09-2007, 02:50 PM   #3
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what exactly do you meen by bare metal? And would it be possile to instal F7 on a usb hard drive and just boot it up instead of windows when i turn on the computer?

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Old 06-09-2007, 08:48 PM   #4
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By bare metal, I mean directly on the hard drive - without any other OS in between.

Yes, installing on a USB disk is possible as well - check google for a how-to.
 
  


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