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Old 08-19-2003, 11:15 AM   #1
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Hello, which distrib would you advise me?

Hello ,

I'm actually looking for a distrib wich would run on a p75Mhz - 16Mo RAM omnibook, which one would you advise me?

Old 08-19-2003, 11:23 AM   #2
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please search this site for suggestions, it is asked on a daily basis.

moved to a more suitable forum - "Linux - Newbie"
Old 08-19-2003, 12:58 PM   #3
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Basic Linux??

BasicLinux is a mini-Linux that runs in a 4mb ramdisk. It has a fully-featured shell, an easy-to-use editor, and a variety of useful utilities. In particular, BasicLinux is well equipped for internet use: it can dial an ISP, browse the web, send/receive mail, and download files.
BasicLinux is a good distribution for an old 486. It is much leaner than RedHat and performs better on old hardware. Although BasicLinux initially runs on a ramdisk, it can be installed to its own HD partition, where additional packages can be added (including X and GCC).
Old 08-20-2003, 06:26 AM   #4
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Thank you, it seems to be fine for my config,
I can boot it from windows but I'd want to install it on a HD in order to install other softs and to free disk space...
by the way, were may I get X and gcc, please?
I know, I could use google, but most of the links are not accurates...

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