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RE: debian on laptop w/ limited ram/speed/HD

> Hi everyone,


> A middle-aged (~4 years old -- so, not old, not new) laptop is about
> to become available to me, and I'd like to install debian on it.
> The system is an HP Omnibook A4100,
> P-II 300
> 96 meg ram
> 20 gig hard drive
> I'd like to take the machine on a month-long trip, where I'd use it
> mmostly for writing and checking email.   My *preference* would be to
> run:
> -a minimal GUI
> -mutt, plus something to fetch my mail from a remote location
> and... 
> -openoffice.  

Also, very important.
Go through _all_ the processes you see with ps -ef.
Each and every one you can eliminate helps.
Do you really need atd and crond? or is just one anacrond sufficient?
Do you have lpd or cupsd running, but no printer around?

Each one of these things you can remove in the first place will greatly help
in the long run.

I ran stable, and testing for a while, on a 64MB box, with X, and everything
worked fine (apache+mod_perl + mysql + vim + eterms + browser)

And it was 300MhZ

You'll be fine.

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