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Old 03-25-2007, 12:18 AM   #1
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NAS or SMB server

I have a crappy computer with 16mb ram and connection to the lan. I read all about nas and bootable floppys but they require more then 16mb ram. Most linux distro's do also but i was reading and it says that naslite on a bootable floppy can make a computer with 16mb ram into a smb server. Are there any distro's of linux capable of this with under 16mb ram. The computer is windows 98 with a cdrom drive and 1 4gb hard drive.
Old 03-25-2007, 02:29 PM   #2
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I would be surprised if you couldn't install Debian or Slackware on a machine, but anything with only 16MB RAM will probably take a very long time to install or update, and will struggle with larger files if you use it as a file server, so it's probably not worth it.


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