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Old 10-22-2005, 12:35 AM   #1
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Which distribution on P2 machine?


I have a P2 machine with 64 MB RAM. Which linux distribution should I install?
 
Old 10-22-2005, 02:24 AM   #2
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Vector, DSL, Slackware, ... don't expect to have fun with
X and a full-blown DE, though. Fluxbox, iceWM, fvwm
and the likes may be an option. Make sure to give it plenty
of swap-space, I'd go with 128, probably even 256MB.


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Old 10-22-2005, 06:05 AM   #3
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You can go for any distro but things you need to be sure of not to install Xserver (GUI) & try to have minimal installations possible. Like install what you really need.

RAM is not a problem , increase the SWAP space. I'll also go for 256 MB.
 
Old 10-22-2005, 06:21 AM   #4
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from my experience Slack works best with old PCs... DSL is small in volume, but it lacks many features that are in other distros, and don't take a lot less memory and CPU then debian itself...
i'll go with Slack with fluxbox
 
Old 10-22-2005, 08:05 AM   #5
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dude try gentoo, it compiles everything from source and it doesnt put a bunchof unwanted packages on there.
 
Old 10-22-2005, 09:23 AM   #6
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compiling a whole OS from source on a P2 isn't really such a good idea
o.o
 
Old 10-22-2005, 02:32 PM   #7
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Quote:
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compiling a whole OS from source on a P2 isn't really such a good idea
o.o
Why's that? Surely won't take longer than a few months ...


:D


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