LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions
User Name
Password
Linux - Distributions This forum is for Distribution specific questions.
Red Hat, Slackware, Debian, Novell, LFS, Mandriva, Ubuntu, Fedora - the list goes on and on... Note: An (*) indicates there is no official participation from that distribution here at LQ.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 05-16-2005, 07:45 AM   #1
KillCape
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Distribution: Fedora Core3
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Which distro for PI 200 MMX


Hi

Any ideas on which is the best distro for running on a PI 200MMW with 96MB RAM. The idea is to run Wine and it will mainly be used for old games.

Thanx
 
Old 05-16-2005, 09:02 AM   #2
win32sux
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 9,870

Rep: Reputation: 380Reputation: 380Reputation: 380Reputation: 380
pretty much any distro will do what you are asking for, really... whichever distro you choose, i suggest that you go with something like XFCE or Fluxbox for a window manager, being that you only have 96MB of RAM and not much CPU power... XFCE and Fluxbox are usually included with most free distros... there's no "best distro" for anything, what you have is people's "favorite" distros...

BTW, why did you post this in the LFS forum??


Last edited by win32sux; 05-20-2005 at 07:25 PM.
 
Old 05-16-2005, 09:32 AM   #3
KillCape
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Distribution: Fedora Core3
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks for the info.

I must have been mistaken with the name of the forum, though it was open to any distro tyoe question. Applologies if it is not so.
 
Old 05-16-2005, 12:13 PM   #4
trickykid
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,149

Rep: Reputation: 257Reputation: 257Reputation: 257
Moved: Not LFS specific, moved to regular Distributions forum.
 
Old 05-20-2005, 12:02 PM   #5
heri0n
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Distribution: Slackware 10.0
Posts: 48

Rep: Reputation: 15
slackware

try slackware
i also have a p200mmx with 64 mb of ram
it works fine, i just needed some swap space when running programs with guis in x cuz i was running out of ram
 
Old 05-20-2005, 07:17 PM   #6
CoffeeMonster
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: Eh?
Distribution: ME
Posts: 44

Rep: Reputation: 15
OpenBSD rocks on old hardware, Ive got it running nicely on a Pentium 166.
 
Old 05-29-2005, 11:58 AM   #7
gunnix
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: Arch, Debian and FreeBSD
Posts: 243

Rep: Reputation: 30
Try debian, slackware, damn small linux...

If trying debian maybe my guide at http://users.skynet.be/six/gpure/tech/linux/debian.html is of any use to you. I described how I install debian on my p1 166mhz. The most important choices are the windowmanager and the other applications you want to use.

grtz
 
Old 05-29-2005, 02:47 PM   #8
ingvildr
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: England, South East
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 358

Rep: Reputation: 30
gentoo, freebsd or slack would be your best bet, very good performance wise.
 
Old 06-01-2005, 08:56 PM   #9
ozar
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: USA
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 415

Rep: Reputation: 85
MiniSlack might be a good option for you. You can tell from the name it's a lightweight distro based on Slackware, but it comes with the XFCE4 desktop environment. Good luck!
 
Old 06-01-2005, 11:13 PM   #10
Biglinuxnewb
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Gentoo, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Debian, Knoppix, Digital Unix
Posts: 33

Rep: Reputation: 15
funny coincidence, I have the same hardware specs on a computer I just made (about 5 of them lately) for a massive legacy doom multiplayer lan. I'm going to try to have 32 players on my 100mbps network, and I would like to know the best minimalist distro. I just installed the Debian distro on one from a net install disc, and although I'm somewhat of a newb, I'm not entirely new to linux, anymore. It did come with a package containing legacy doom, however...it ran terrible when I tried to run it at fullscreen. the SDL version that came with the package ran great, but it did not support anything aside from the standard WAD file gameplay, meaning, no multiplier, no nothing. I'm using the onboard S3 virge chipset, so obviously there isn't that much room for video acceleration. I went ahead and tried to compile it, which I've been able to do on newer computers with other distros, however Debian is horrible when it comes to OpenGL or SDL support for that matter. I've hunted on the forums of legacy doom, which are great with compliation instructions, but only to find people encountered the same issues with compiling on debian as I had. Debian's package support, although not entirely different from slackware's, is quite limited to compared to mandrake's. For example, you have to install depencies manually, instead of it doing it automatically. Some of the dependencies that were missing for the packages didn't in fact exist in kpackage. Could somebody please point me in the right direction of a minimalist distro?

Oh and by the way, hard disk space is limited to 2 gb. I tried slackware 3.2 and 4.0, both of which did not have libraries new enough to compile legacy doom.

Last edited by Biglinuxnewb; 06-02-2005 at 12:05 AM.
 
Old 06-02-2005, 02:36 PM   #11
mipia
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: lake michigan
Distribution: Debian, Mint, Slackware
Posts: 457

Rep: Reputation: 35
I have a pentiumMMX 133 with 32 megs of ram.
I have run slackware and freebsd with fluxbox or < with no problems. What applications you use to get things done is a whole other ball of wax. Dillo isnt bad for web browsing, anything else I usualy keep an aterm open and see what I can find to use in the bash environment. SO really I guess there is no point for having X running unless you want graphical web browsing.
 
Old 06-02-2005, 04:31 PM   #12
Biglinuxnewb
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Gentoo, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Debian, Knoppix, Digital Unix
Posts: 33

Rep: Reputation: 15
legacy doom requires X, though.

It's more of a graphics vendor compatibility issue. I'm using the onboard S3 virge video chipset and I cannot get it to run in fullscreen mode at the resolution 320x200. It immediately switches to 640x480, and the graphics chipset, memory, and CPU are all inadequate for that.
 
Old 06-03-2005, 11:43 AM   #13
Fritz_Monroe
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Maryland, USA
Distribution: Mint 13
Posts: 276

Rep: Reputation: 31
I'm using Vector on a 450 MHz. I don't have any machines any older than that. Vector moves pretty good for me. I've also read around here that it's pretty good for old hardware.

F_M
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which Distro for Pentium MMX 166 64Mb 1,2Gb? LinODE Linux - Distributions 6 12-10-2011 06:30 AM
Can I install slack 9.1 on a P MMX 200, 64 RAM ? TheAcker Slackware 8 02-01-2005 05:33 AM
distro for 200 MB HD, Freevo like Ricky2004 Linux - Distributions 0 10-04-2004 03:02 PM
distro for a Pentium MMX laptop linoox Linux - Distributions 8 06-28-2004 06:57 PM
Overclocking a Pentium 200 w/MMX php General 7 08-23-2001 02:58 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:01 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration