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bondgirl_2170 04-15-2005 03:00 PM

Pentium 1 for linux pc (sudjestions please)
i am traying to find a way to install linux, still need to buy a new hard disk i would love to use my old Pentium 1 for linux pc, but i need the os, wich one would fit on there ? (pentium 1, 166Mhz,32MB ram (still looking for a harddisk)) does a 40GB hard disk works under linux @ a pentium 1 ?

what do you people recomand

thanks for ansering


(excuse my english)

piscikeeper 04-15-2005 03:28 PM

pretty much any distro with a light gui,more ram wouldn't hurt,and 40gb only if the motherboard bios can recognize it.~32gb might be the biggest drive it will see.

krt47 04-15-2005 04:48 PM

i did that with my 550 MHz PC and i had to set the jumpers to ah dual setting with Western digital told to set so you could try setting it too ah dual setting

APB_4 04-15-2005 05:07 PM

I have actually set up a 166MMX with Slackware10.0. It runs IceWM fine but I would suggest if you want to use X then get at least another 32MB RAM becuase the one I set up has 32 and it swaps loads. I incidentally put it on a 6GB drive with no problems as it basically can't handle KDE or Gnome that cuts out a big chunk of stuff.

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