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Old 06-06-2012, 12:52 AM   #1
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Red face Booting Nightmare

I have an Intel 810 P3 384 RAM. I have tried almost every PUPPY on it, but they all take ages to Boot (3-5 mins). Same problem with SLAX, SLATIZ, REACT, GOOGLE CHROME LINUX. Would be grateful for a solution.
Old 06-06-2012, 01:02 AM   #2
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You could choose among distributions listed here.
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You could choose among distributions listed here.
Thanx, shall try some of these.
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You shall also consider light resources graph enviroments like: Fluxbox, Openbox, Ice-Wm, Ede, LXDE or similiar to that old PC, Anything like Gnome or KDE might work slow due to a more nowdays high sys reqs...
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Try Slackware 12.2! I have an AMD Durom with 512 ram and it works like a charm.
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I doubt you can speed up an old system. Some of those aren't bad choices. The fastest I had seen was xpud.

Guess you could go back to DSL.

Could see if trying a live usb would speed it up.

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I think we have similar systems: here's my thread:
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A couple of suggestions. Upgrade the RAM if you can, it will definitely help.

The second is not to sue a graphical boot. Boot into a text console and if you want a GUI after logging in select a mid to lightweight GUI (ie NOT KDE, GNOME, Enlightenment, Unity) such as OpenBox, FLuxbox, WIndowMaker or for a more complete but still not too heavy desktop XFCE and use startx to launch the GUI. It can be noticeably faster on some system than booting directly into the GUI.
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I run Salix on a 600MHz Pentium M, and I know it runs in 256MB, so it should be fine on your computer. If you find it a bit sluggish, Swift is good: they recommend a P2.


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