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Old 05-27-2005, 11:36 AM   #1
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Peanut linux installation woes

I just recently found myself in the possession of a Pentium 100MHz, 32Mb RAM, 850 + 512 HD's. Having only ever played with live-cd Linux distros, I wanted to install a full distro on it to play around with. I downloaded Peanut Linux 12.1 and attempted an install. But when booting the CD...

RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0

After searching the web for that error, I figured that maybe 32 megs wasn't enough RAM to create the ramdisk. Anyone know if I can fix this? If not, can you recommend a good semi-newbie distro that would run on this computer?

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what are the minimum system requirements
Old 05-27-2005, 01:39 PM   #3
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huh... I didn't notice these before...

* 486SX/DX or higher processor
* 156 MB of memory (256 MB recommended)
* Hard disk space: 2 Gb
* One Multi Read CD-ROM drive (for bootable CD)
* VGA or higher resolution graphics card
* Optional Components are: Pointing device(mouse),
Modem/fax modem, Audio card/speakers for sound.

I must've figured that since it was such a small distro, it could make do with less memory, but I guess that was completely wrong. I just glanced at Debian and it only requires 4MB. Would it be feasible to install Debian on this system?


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