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Old 08-07-2007, 09:55 PM   #1
corona wagz
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distro for 486


Howdi im lookin for a distro for my 486, i am currently running windows 95 and i want to try something else.Could anyone recommend a distro for me, im new to linux and everything so i need one with a graphical interface.

Also i need a distro or something that i can boot from a floppy just to use a text program.

Any help would be greatly appreciated
 
Old 08-08-2007, 01:04 AM   #2
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distro for 486

Try puppy it run off a mini cd. about 168 Meg.
have fun
 
Old 08-08-2007, 01:07 AM   #3
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LXer linked to a very good review of Absolute Linux today.
 
Old 08-08-2007, 01:26 AM   #4
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i cant boot from cd, what do you mean rickh????
 
Old 08-10-2007, 06:11 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by corona wagz
i cant boot from cd, what do you mean rickh????
Why can't you boot from CD?

Regardless, does this computer get online? If so, I'd do a Debian Etch Xfce Floppy/Network install. If you don't have high speed, forget it. Basically, you boot the kernel image off a couple of floppies, then if it recognizes your network connection, you download the rest of the OS. It took my PC on a 3mb connection, about an hour to do a network install.

Any limitations that computer has with Linux, will likely be memory related.

IGF
 
Old 08-12-2007, 12:56 AM   #6
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Why can't you boot from CD?
Because it's too old to boot from a CD. In which case a boot floppy is needed.
 
Old 08-12-2007, 01:50 AM   #7
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Vector Linux
http://www.vectorlinux.com/

DSL
http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/

Puppy Linux
http://www.puppylinux.org/user/viewpage.php?page_id=3

Slackware
http://www.slackware.com/

BeaFanatIX
http://bea.cabarel.com/

Elive:
http://www.elivecd.org/

Luit Linux
http://luitlinux.sarovar.org/


you also might want to take a look at these links:

http://pendrivelinux.com/
http://www.linuxlinks.com/Distributions/Floppy/
 
Old 08-12-2007, 02:27 AM   #8
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Absolute is a nice distribution, rickh, but it says it requires a 586.

Deli Linux still says it will run on a 486.
 
  


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