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Old 07-13-2015, 10:47 AM   #16
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Maybe this list of distributions that run on Old Computers might be helpful?

I've also had a lot of luck running Slackware on old hardware.
Old 07-13-2015, 01:49 PM   #17
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"onboard nvidia geforce 4"
is going to be a MAJOR PROBLEM!!!

nouveau dose not work well and the will REQUIRE YOU to DOWNGRADE xorg to 1.13 or 1.12

CentOS 5.11 will work with that
CentOS 6.6 will BUT !!!!!
you will have to DOWNGRADE xorg to 1.13 in CentOS 6.3 to install the unsupported Nvidia96 .run driver

i have a old DELL 8200 with a gforce2 mx 400 card running ScientificLinux 6.6

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Old 07-13-2015, 02:59 PM   #18
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build that netinst into anything (easy with apt or aptitude or synaptic and\maybe [CODE]sudo apt-cdrom add[/CODE] for DVD's or a BD +more to add;) *buntu, Mint,,, did...

P.s: don't opt-out on the "standard system utilities"

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