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Re: Debian on an old PC



* Vegard Lundby Rekaa <vegardlr@student.matnat.uio.no> [2005 Jan 05 16:49 -0600]:
> I need some advice. Is debian fit for a Pentium 100MHz PC with 16MB RAM
> and approx 4Gb harddisk? Are there anyone who has experience with such a
> slow machine running debian (or any other linux dist)?

I recently upgraded my old 486/100 to Woody (stable).  Debian is on a
1.5 GB partition and it has 28 MB of RAM.  I have XFree-3 set up on it
and use IceWM instead of another environment.  It is booting kernel
2.4.18 without any problem.

It's too pokey for a daily desktop system anymore and I really only
plan to do some ham radio stuff on it.  Heh, I started with Slackware
Linux on that box back in '96 and even had XFree running from a 150 MB
partition!

- Nate >>

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