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Old 02-01-2005, 07:41 PM   #1
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little linux laptop


I have an old toshiba 2065 laptop....with the impressive specs of
amd k6 3d woooo i think 300 or 400 mhz processor
4 gig hd and a whopping 32 meg ram...
cd and floppy

I stuck my suse 9.1 distro cd's in and it wouldn't read them.????

So I'd like to set this little guy up and try another distro. I'm thinking slackware, mandrake or fedora core, but am open for suggestions.

I'd like to set it up with a desktop,....apache, php, samba, webmin....really make it sweat

any ideas anyone?

BTW it has win 98 on it that needs to GO!

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Old 02-01-2005, 07:48 PM   #2
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You might want to try Knoppix, if you have nothing against KDE..... Or if you have time Gentoo as the install is live and tailored.
Fedora 2 and 3 might just be a bit much with all the extras you want to run..
 
Old 02-01-2005, 07:55 PM   #3
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what do you mean gentoo is live and taylored?
I have KDE on my suse box..so I'd like to try something different, but I can live with it.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 08:56 PM   #4
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Gentoo is a from-source distro and if you take advantage of the USE flags the distro provides you'll end up with your kernel and every single software package built specifically tailored for your machine. Kinda nice but with specs like that you'll be waiting a while because you build everything from source and that can take time.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 09:03 PM   #5
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32 megs of RAM seem kind of low if you are gonna be running KDE or some other memory hog. I have a 100 mhz, 48 MB RAM box at home that I ended up installing DSL on, just to read emails, get on the internet etc. DSL uses fluxbox which in the case of my 48 meg box or my 512 meg workstation is really quick
 
Old 02-01-2005, 09:22 PM   #6
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I'd consider running Vector on a laptop with those specs.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 09:27 PM   #7
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I've got an OLD Compaq laptop (Pentium I - 133MHz, 96MB Ram, Orinoco Silver wireless card) that I'm running Slackware 10 on with no problems - using XFCE as a window manager. XFCE is pretty snappy. Firefox is kinda slow on it, but other than that it's fine... (Only use it when I'm watching TV in the basement )
 
Old 02-02-2005, 12:08 AM   #8
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Might be worth checking out

http://www.tuxmobile.org/
http://www.linux-laptop.net

Sheng-Chieh
 
Old 02-02-2005, 12:25 AM   #9
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You might want to try Slack on that machine.
It's pretty stable, secure, doesn't take much time to set up/etc.
I'd reccommend installing Slack 9.1, then upgrading the kernel, etc. with packages from slackware-current.
 
Old 02-02-2005, 01:20 PM   #10
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Originally posted by shengchieh
Might be worth checking out

http://www.tuxmobile.org/
http://www.linux-laptop.net

Sheng-Chieh
Thanks Sheng-Chieh it looks like mandrake 8.1 might be a good choice. The site says suse 8.1, but i already have a suse machine and want to try another distro.

I was going to try gentoo, but it says mininmum ram of 64M....

the mandrake site has only 2 mirrors for their older versions..any one know of any others that will have mandrake 8.1?

thanks
 
  


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