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Old 02-26-2005, 06:20 PM   #1
bobblehead
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Running Mandrake 10.1 on a x86


I have an old 486 computer and would like to test linux out on it. Will Mandrake install on my powerful pentium 166 with MMX Technology???!!

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Old 02-26-2005, 07:40 PM   #2
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Hell why not just try it? I seem to recall reading stuff from people who've used similar kit, though it can occasionally be a little slow, I suppose it depends on how much ram it's got.

I managed to get mandrake 9.1 running OK on a Pentium mmx 200mhz with 96 megs of ram, but it as I said, it was a little slow, especially using kde.

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John
 
Old 02-26-2005, 08:57 PM   #3
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true enough...

Ya i guess your right. I should just try it out. I really have nothing to lose on this computer. On the other ones though that's a different story... http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=295295
 
  


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