RE:Re: Will Gregg and Monica's computer support Debian?
win 98 every component = 497.2 meg
On Sun, 1 Dec 2002 16:42:39 +0000 Pigeon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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On Sun, Dec 01, 2002 at 03:48:46PM +1100, Russell wrote:
> Pigeon wrote:
> > On Sat, Nov 30, 2002 at 09:56:45AM -0700, Gregg & Monica wrote:
> >>I need to know if my computer can support debian....and I need to knwo if it
> >>will support the gui...here are my computers info...
> >>cyrix MII 266Mhz, 4gig hard drive, windows ME loaded and updated, sound card
> >>w/powered speakers, 2usb ports,scroll mouse, keyboard,56k modem, 24Xcd rom
> >><needs drivers>, 32mb memory, video card has s-video, 2 open sdram slots
> > You need another hard drive. 4Gb is too small (IMO) for Windoze, let
> > alone another OS. Plus, installing Linux on a separate drive reduces
> > the risk of damaging your Windoze installation. It's hard to get a new
> > HD less that 40Gb these days, and they're dead cheap, so that's what
> > I'd do.
> I'm using a pc with win98, 1.3G HDD, 64MB ram, and using mainly mozilla.
> The system is very adequate for that. I'd think it could dual boot just
> with a 2GB HDD. With lots more windows apps and linux desktops, a 6.4GB
> HDD should be ok.
Gordon Bennett! win98 and linux on 1.3G! Well, it does depend... I've
known a few people want win98 set up on a 500Mb HD, and it gets a bit
silly, cos you can only install about one app. So you can go online
with it, but that's about the limit.
$ du -s /windoze
1531336 /windoze (contains \Program Files and all the apps & data)
(plus a 375Mb boot partition which I don't mount in Linux, with
C:|WINDOWS and subdirectories)
$ du -s /usr
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