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Re: debian on i486


Richard Atterer wrote:
> [attempting to clear a little bit of the backlog of unanswered
> debian-cd mails...:-]
> On Fri, Nov 22, 2002 at 02:34:43PM +0000, Arthur Schuchter wrote:
> > my problem..I want to use Linux Debian on a I486 33MHz 4MB RAM !! 
> > maschine, which distribution would you suggest ? Is it possible with
> > this distribution,
> Debian might by now be the only distribution whose binaries still run
> on pre-Pentium processors, so in principle it is possible to use it on
> such an old machine.
> However, 4MB is really *very* little memory, and I guess the HD is
> also really small. Unless you're an experienced Linux user, I wouldn't
> try installing Debian on the machine - you'd have to resort to all
> kinds of tricks to get the installer to run, and maybe you'd even have
> to compile a custom kernel.

He could use slink or even an older release from
http://archive.debian.org :-)



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