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Old 04-26-2008, 11:04 AM   #1
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LAMP Distro for a 1995 Thinkpad?

Hi there, feel free to move this to a more "applicable" place, but as a fairly linux n00b, I thought I'd put it here.

I recently aquired a 1995 thinkpad, and have plans to get a LAMP setup on it as something to toy with.


Now the specs are as follows...

16mb Ram
3gig HDD
Colour screen (does win**** 95 at 600x480)
Floppy drive only
Serial + Parallel ports

I have tried getting Damn Small Linux on, but seems to have issues with regards to X. it will boot all the way up to there then just go wibble.

I will admit, I am a biff on linux, and apologies if my questions insult some of the knowledge on here.

Can anyone recommend a distro that might go onto them specs and can be used as a LAMP setup?

Cheers one and all

Old 04-26-2008, 04:09 PM   #2
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16Mb of RAM and a 3Gb disk? If I were in your shoes, I'd be forgetting about running X. If you do manage to get X running, it is going to be painfully slow, even with a lightweight environment. Damn Small Linux isn't a bad idea at all, but you'll probably need to run in console mode. A light install of Slackware would probably live on that as well.


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