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vcheah 04-12-2002 04:14 PM

Workstation Distro
Recently I pickup a few computer with this configuration
-Pentium 33mhz
-300mb HDD
-32mb ram

I wanted to used this machine to check my mail.
so I need to get it hookup with internet

I try to install redhat. but is too big for 300mb
now i am installing Peanut linux.. I got 3 of those machine
so I dare to try other distro.. does anyone of you have recommendation of DISTRO for that kind of system spec?

AutoBot 04-12-2002 05:25 PM

Peanut should be fine for your needs IMO.

Thymox 04-13-2002 07:13 AM

That all depends on how much software you're gonna be using and how much you wanna get involved with the system. If you don't mind getting your hands dirty with editing config files and such, then Slackware is definitely the way to go - you can get incredibly small installs...unless you want to have lots of X (i.e. graphical) applications, then it doesn't matter which distro you go for, they're all gonna be big.

Obviously there are some distros that are so small they fit onto a floppy, but I'm guessing that you really don't need something that small.

Here's's Linux Distro list - it's fairly comprehensive and gives a rough description of each.

Good luck.

theneoprotocol 04-13-2002 03:40 PM

Well what ever you decide, X wont be installed. and since swap will take about .3 of your HD space. Humm Debian is good, Slack, and if you want NetBSD is nice.

vcheah 04-13-2002 09:42 PM

that's what i thought so..
x take a lot of hd space.

Thymox 04-14-2002 07:56 AM

I've read about Tiny X, and I've heard some success stories (i.e. getting a 386 laptop to have an X session capable of running very basic apps). If you absolutely need to have X, and you're quite happy to get fiddlin', then you could give it a go.

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