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i have a packard bell(old) lol, anyways here are some specs: harddrive space: 10gb roughly(can add other bigger harddrives and ditch old1 also) ram: 12mb(says 13 sometimes tho, dont ask ...
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    linux distributions for old packard bell


    i have a packard bell(old) lol, anyways here are some specs:
    harddrive space: 10gb roughly(can add other bigger harddrives and ditch old1 also)
    ram: 12mb(says 13 sometimes tho, dont ask me, i have 3sticks with 4mb each so yea, if i wanted i could get 8mb ram sticks off ebay cheap, but i rather keep it as is in ram)
    cpu: pentium 75-100(cant remember exactly if it was 75-100 but the speed is correct) 150 MHZ
    bios: (loving the update i did ) amibios 1.0.0.12.DN0R (if theres and update let me know ill be glad to update it : ))
    so yea it needs a lite linux and im no good at stripping down or making my own so yea but im very experienced with computers so yea its not a big deal to upgrade bios, partition etc.
    but im looking for a linux small and fast, maybe ftp server(i can get and install if i need to) browser, email maybe, uhhhh irc for support if possible/available, but i can get and install software/firmware, juss need a basic linux, i had puppylinux on it at one time, but then i stopped messin with it and one day i grabbed a ram stick and tried to fix an older pc, or something maybe even the harddrive who knows with me, but anyways long story short i need a small linux, rather not puppy or dsl, tired of how they look and im not a big fan of dsl, and also puppy is ok, but i forgot wut version i had and how i got it on there lol so yea, any recommendations/bios updates etc are welcome : )

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    The harddrive is okay for most distros, but the RAM count looks pretty weak.

    Check this thread for favorite distro for older/weaker hardware:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/cof...re-2009-a.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    The harddrive is okay for most distros, but the RAM count looks pretty weak.

    Check this thread for favorite distro for older/weaker hardware:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/cof...re-2009-a.html
    ok ty im doing that right now

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    im now downloading puppylinux, and vectorlinux and im burning suse so ill let u know how it goes when im done trying them

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    12mb RAM? You're not going to get much to run on that. You could try Welcome to Tiny Core Linux

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    Quote Originally Posted by reed9 View Post
    12mb RAM? You're not going to get much to run on that. You could try Welcome to Tiny Core Linux
    you're both right, i just updated it added a stick of ram now it has 32768kb =32mb ram right? so wut r my options now : )

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    i just tryed tinycore and got an error with kernel panic.. any other recommendations with 32mb ram?

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    You could take a look at BasicLinux:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    You could take a look at BasicLinux:

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    ty i did and if all else fails ill give it a try, but i rather not mess with dos lol especially if i have2 do that everytime i want into it lol, but it looks gr8 only need 3mb ram tho, good find lots of credit to u, cuz thats wut i need, low-resource linux lol

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    Debian and Slackware are known to run on older PCs, especially, when it has ONLY 8 MB of RAM. But you have to start with the basic minmal install and build your operating system up from that. Or go back to a Puppy or Damn Small Linux installation. I.ve installed and ran Puppy 3.01 on a Pentium 100 hz 64mb of ram. Have Damn Small Linux 4.0 Current on it now cuz it is a bit faster. Runs OK on wired Lan.
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