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Old 12-19-2005, 07:25 PM   #1
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Small Linux for Cups/Web/FTP Server?? 635mb hdd and 200mhz processor

Computer Specs:
200mhz Intel P2 with MMX
635mb Harddrive
10/100 Network
100 or so megs RAM

For now I want to run a CUPS server for my printer later on perhaps Web and FTP and etc for my personal usuage. If all goes well I will eventually want to make it wireless so that it able to share printing other stuff wirelessly. Ohh and it would be very nice to be able to make a internet gateway!

What can I use that would have the latest and greatest meaning the latest version of nessecary files (kernel, CUPs, DHCP server, etc.) and is tiny, fast, and can be upgraded with some simple command?

I am thinking along the lines of Suse/Mandrive/Fedora Linux without anything except printer drivers, CUPS server, remote management, and the core kernal with terminal.

Any suggestions??
Old 12-19-2005, 08:33 PM   #2
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Personally, I would reccommend slackware since it's a pretty vanilla install. Once things are up and going (which is actually pretty easy), you should get along fine.

With some of the distros you mentioned, you could quickly run out of hard drive space and whatnot.

Also, it's highly unlikely that you'll ever find yourself needing to upgrade the server. Provided there are no glaring security breaches, you should be able to rely on the server without ever touching it again.
Old 12-19-2005, 10:55 PM   #3
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Slackware seems like a great choice but it doesnt have online installs!! It only supports local and NFS servers. So I am going to be trying debian now.


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