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Old 02-06-2005, 05:10 AM   #1
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amd k5 and linux


Hello,

I was cleaning up my studio yesterday and found some really old stuff, under which several old amd K5 processors and motherboards, with all the necessary stuff to make one working computer out of them Now I'm passioned about old computers and would love to see this one running an OS like linux or beos, but fedora dosn't support red-hat, what distro dos? And which version
 
Old 02-06-2005, 05:40 AM   #2
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Fedora is redhat. Fedora is the test/community sponsored Redhat distrobution
 
Old 02-06-2005, 05:58 AM   #3
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Not exactly the easiet for newbies, but slackware might work pretty well on that old of hardware.

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Old 02-06-2005, 06:07 AM   #4
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I would imagine most distro's would run on the k5, I used to run all mine on an k6 pretty good...
 
Old 02-06-2005, 06:49 AM   #5
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Really need a full list of hardware to know what to suggest. There is a linux that will run on just about anything - I had small linux running on an and 386sx25 recently with 3 meg ram and a floppy.

So really need cpu speed, ram, etc to get some idea whether you could use a full distro or some small distro. My first thought would be any distro as you can easy get mandrake 9.2 running on a pentium 120 - 200 with 32 - 64 meg ram.
 
  


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