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Old 09-02-2003, 06:25 PM   #1
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Question newbie questions...

I would like to develop some control devices with old CPUs, so I don't have too much ram(32M) neither disk(700M) available.
I only need text based screen - optional network conectivity - no internet.
I will need some C development applications compiller-debugger.

I have the following questions:
Which distribution best fit into these requirements ?
Which packages should I install ?
Where can I find help for programming I/O and interrupts ?

Thanks a lot!

Old 09-02-2003, 06:49 PM   #2
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Just about any distribution has a C compiler and a text based screen

If you are new to linux I would suggest either red hat or Mandrake. I started with red hat and now use gentoo.

If you do go down the red hat path, I suggest you install all the development tools. That way you get the compiler etc.

As for documentation, sorry, can't help you there.
Old 09-02-2003, 10:15 PM   #3
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mandrake and red hat are fairly resource heavy i think. slackware has been working great on my system and i believe is a leaner distro.

when all else fails, i turn to


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