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nimrod 03-21-2003 09:48 AM

which linux distro and version for a p200 ?
Which linux should I install on this old computer :
pentium 200
40 Mo RAM edo
1,2 Go HD ?

Thanks for any piece of advice !

bubba169 03-21-2003 10:59 AM

Vector Linux 1.8 was my first distro it's Slackware based and wasn't to difficult to get running. It was on a Pent. 166 (not MMX), 16Mb of ram, 1Mb video card, 3.5 Gig hard drive. I ran Ice WM as a window manager and it would scream until I installed OpenOffice then I upgraded the ram to 64Mb.

Also this depends on what you want to do with your system and what it'll be used for.


trickykid 03-21-2003 11:21 AM

Moved: more suitable in the distro forum.

jglen490 03-21-2003 04:12 PM

There are lots of distros that will run on such a machine. Your success will depend on two factors. The first is to be selective as to what you load from your distro, i.e., you won't get much joy from the real heavy apps such as KDE, Gnome,, and others. The second is your willingness to upgrade your RAM to at least 64MB, with 128MB being better. Most linux apps are more RAM sensitive than CPU clock sensitive.

Example: I run Mandrake 8.2 on a P120/72MB/2.1GB laptop. While it can run KDE 3, I usually use IceWM. It can run, but I usually use KOffice (which runs just fine under IceWM, BTW).

onurb 03-21-2003 04:26 PM

VectorLinux 3.2
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monkeymartin 03-21-2003 10:11 PM

Vector Linux is a good idea.

nimrod 03-22-2003 02:51 AM

Vector Linux is a good idea, especially because of my small 1Gb

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