> Puppy will run on it. Puppy is base on Ubuntu.
Will the Puppy Linux live CD boot on 64 MB? Even Barry's version
(wary) is around 80 MB, and the whole thing needs to load in RAM
right? I suppose if you had formatted a swap partition ahead of time,
or copied the files off the CD directly onto the harddrive for a
frugal install, there would be no issue. Is there a boot option
needed to only load essential files instead of the entire thing?
> On Wed, 30 Mar 2011 22:26:31 -0400
> J <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 17:22, Ken <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > I have an older HP computer, not this one, that has a Pentium II processor and 64 MB
> > > Ram.
> > >
> > > Would this be a good candidate for Linux and if so any particular version? Just looking
> > > for something to play around with, maybe surf the web email and such.
> > Yeah... you're going to be hard pressed to get any modern linux
> > running on that... You may be able to get one of the small distros
> > like Puppy or Damn Small Linux running on it. It's possible you can
> > get something with no GUI running like a server oriented distro, or
> > something along those lines.
> > To be honest, it's been forever since I ran anything with 64mb of RAM.
> > If you can find more RAM somewhere and get it to 256 you'll have a
> > much better chance. It'll still be horribly slow, but a lot better
> > than with 64MB.
> > Cheers
> > jeff
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