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Old 07-23-2004, 10:46 PM   #1
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What Distro would fit my needs, and how will I do this?

Okay, these are the specs of some old PC my brothers girlfriend gave us:

AMD K6 333Mhz
ATI Rage 8MB (I will put in a Geforce2 MX 200)
6GB Hard Drive in Fat32
Windows 98SE

Windows 98SE is so horribly slow, I wan't to completely wipe my hardrive and install Linux. The only experience I have with Linux is installing it on a modded X-Box and using the Damn Small Linux Live CD. I wan't a distro that is basically whatever Linux needs to be running and KDE, just that, nothing more nothing less. How will I format the drive for Linux to work on it and what should I get to do what I said?

Thanks alot!

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Old 07-23-2004, 11:29 PM   #2
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Getting gui with what memory you have is quite tough.The latest version of kde will definitely require you to have at least 128 megs.If you want kde,you'll need to install an older version.With your specs,i think the best option for you is debian woody.It's the stable version and will run with kde at 64 megs.But you might find it a bit tough to configure.So better read the documentation available at
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Okay, the link works, you put a period at the end of the url . I am looking at slackware and it looks good enough for me, I can just buy an extra old RAM stick for the motherboard to support KDE and then I will Install Slackware with KDE. But how will I clear away my Windows installation and make a partition for Slackware?

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Old 07-24-2004, 12:21 AM   #4
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The Slackware installation will invite you to run fdisk. When you do so, simply delete your Windows partition and create your Linux partitions.
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Thanks! Now all I have to do is order a CD!


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