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Old 12-26-2005, 06:21 PM   #1
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Question Ubuntu 5.10 Installion


i got an old computer i would like to install ubuntu 5.10 on with 64 mb ram and 11 gb HD. should i do a full install or a server. just want to get everybodys opinion on the subject
 
Old 12-26-2005, 08:13 PM   #2
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I do believe you want "full install". If I'm not mistaken "server" is usually just that, a webserver type thing, which is purely command lines - no X, no KDE, no gnome, no fun stuff.
 
Old 12-26-2005, 08:17 PM   #3
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With 64mb ram, running Gnome will be painfully slow. I'd suggest you go for something like Fluxbox if you need a desktop environment.
 
Old 12-26-2005, 08:48 PM   #4
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how slow do u think it will be running gnome, cause i could just do a server and install what i need...
 
Old 12-26-2005, 09:50 PM   #5
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If all you need is a server, you won't need a gui at all. During the install, choose not to install a gui (assuming that the install asks for it). You could also check out CentOS, from my limited recall, RH based products tend to have a pretty specific server install - it asks you what theserver will be (ftp, mail, file, etc) and sets up accordingly).
 
Old 12-26-2005, 10:11 PM   #6
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i really want a gui, which one would you recommend for 64 mb. i lazy so...
 
Old 12-26-2005, 10:14 PM   #7
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Fluxbox, XFCE, any of the lighter weight ones - I would not recommend KDE or Gnome, they would overload your memory too much.
 
Old 12-26-2005, 10:39 PM   #8
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thanks a lot
 
  


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