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Old 04-19-2002, 02:19 PM   #1
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Question What distro to run on an old 486/75MHZ notebook?

Hello! Was wondering if someone can point me in the right direction to running Linux on an old notebook I just got? It is a NEC 486, 75MHz, 16MB RAM, 327 MB Hard Drive. Has Active matrix color screen, PCMCIA slot (Have D-Link 690TXD to go in it).

Any suggestions on what I should run? Would an old Slackware be good?

Old 04-19-2002, 02:25 PM   #2
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You might try Peanut Linux . There are others, too. An old Slack might be O.K., but the older Slack distros tend to have significant installation requirements. Not insurmountable, just significant.
Old 04-19-2002, 03:32 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link.

Could I run Peanut Linux as a web server? (obviously for a SMALL page, not too many hits).

Old 01-24-2005, 02:48 PM   #4
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I have installed Grey Cat Linux on my 486. It runs very fast (considering), and apparently is good for using as a webserver. It's based on Slackware 3.5, so is easy to install new modules (apparently).
Anyway, give it a go. I haven't got very far with it myself, only learning Linux now.



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