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Old 08-31-2015, 11:00 PM   #31
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The good old days...

My Red Hat 5.1. Came on 3 CD's.
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Old 09-01-2015, 05:22 AM   #32
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I have Mandrake Linux for Windows, though I do not have it here (it is at my parents house), it was my first introduction to Linux at home. I bought back in 2000, as I wanted to learn how to use Linux more after getting introduced to it at my first computer science lab. So I swung by BestBuy, bought what I was able to afford and was glad that it was a good introduction.
Old 09-01-2015, 06:45 AM   #33
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The oldest one I remember is a RHL 2.1 and following from 1996. Also some Mandrake from the end of the 90s. I also recall using Debian a few times from a Computer-Mag-CD. I threw it all away when tidying the cellar a few years ago.
Old 09-01-2015, 11:03 AM   #34
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Attached some samples I used way back ... my first real install was LOAD (Linux On A Disk), which at the time was one of the practical ways here in Belgium for those without bandwidth (early 90s), if I find the time I might hunt the remains ...

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Old 09-01-2015, 11:36 AM   #35
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I've worked with RHEL3 before (have an ISO somewhere, but no original CD). Also have RedHat 7.x CDs (again, as someone else has mentioned, this is RedHat 7.x, NOT RHEL7)... :-)

Old 09-01-2015, 11:50 AM   #36
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Smile What Is The Oldest Linux Installation CD You Have?

See the attached photo of my installation DVD of Mandrake Linux 10.1 from 1998.
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Old 09-01-2015, 12:19 PM   #37
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I know no one will want to see the one on the right, but it is history.

I also have manuals somewhere, but no diskettes, for MS-DOS 3, 4, 6.0, 6.2 (and manual), 6.22 "Step-Up", GeoWorks Ensemble ("PC-GEOS") 1.0, 1.2 (these were 5.25" floopies which got thrown out long ago).

The first OSes I ever used was XE DOS and Atari DOS when I was something like 5 years old.
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Old 09-01-2015, 12:27 PM   #38
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because they were all CDR's I wont post a pick but I have copies of FreeSpire,LinSpire and the original Lindows ( debian Sarge) I also have a very old copy of Red Hat -- not sure which but I want to say 1997 I remember playing "kill Bill" on the desk top -- unfortunately the CD is too scratched to read so I cant give you the actual release number
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Oldest CD i can find is Mandrake Linux from 1999. 3 CD set and it came with a boot floppy if needed.
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Old 09-01-2015, 01:10 PM   #40
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Debian '97

I started using Debian in '96 or '97 but can't locate the discs. All I wanted was a replacement for Windows 95!
Old 09-01-2015, 01:12 PM   #41
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3 dvd of debian etch from gorfou
Old 09-01-2015, 01:15 PM   #42
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old linux?

cd? - I still have a 3.5" floppy of Caldera Open Linux from 1998
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cd? - I still have a 3.5" floppy of Caldera Open Linux from 1998
I was going to say that originally I recall having linux on floppy disks. I just don't have them anymore.
Old 09-01-2015, 02:44 PM   #44
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Redhat 7.2...I had to upgrade the kernel right away. Hard lesson: a newbe that has to compile the kernet all the way
The next DECENT ones are Redhat 9.0, of which I do have a set...
(and...I dont intnet to win this competition...hehe, I'm a newbe )
Old 09-01-2015, 03:13 PM   #45
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Oldest CD I have is from Red Hat 5.4. (That had already been beat.)

Oldest Distro I have is a stack of 3.5" disks for Slackware from 1993 that I downloaded from a newsgroup for binaries. Target system had 40MHz AMD 386, 1MB RAM, 80MB Hard Drive.

Ah, the memories.


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