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Old 07-24-2003, 08:39 AM   #1
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Red Hat for old computer

Say I have an old 133 MHz processor computer with a ~2GByte disk and 32-64MByte of RAM. If I wanted to put Linux on it, I could go with Red Hat 9 and get either just the text-based terminals or a really slow X (assuming I could even fit it on the disk). I was thinking to get an earlier distribution of Red Hat (or something else) that was from that era. Any suggestions for a particular release?

Old 07-24-2003, 10:46 AM   #2
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Hi jrpretz!!!

If you would like a graphical interface, you could try RedHat 6.2. It comes with an old gnome which would run ok in that machine. Besides, you can use apt-get for RedHat 6.2 which is great. Plus, the install is about 300-400 megas including Gnome. Ive had RedHat 7.3 in a machine quite similar to yours (but 166 mhz) and it was pretty slow with Gnome interface, but still acceptable. The install is bigger too, about 1giga. Give 6.2 and 7.3 a shot. Blackbox or IceWM are nice light weight destktops you may want to try as well.

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You may want to consider using Suse . works fine on my old 200Mhz computer.
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yea, older versions of redhat or whatever works. Kernel v2.2 would be fine for an older pc.


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