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I need to install off of my 512 mb thumbdrive. Any Mandrake/Fedora/Other newbie friendly distro that will fit? I don't mind going back to an older version, as long as ...
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    Need to find a distro that's 500mb.


    I need to install off of my 512 mb thumbdrive.

    Any Mandrake/Fedora/Other newbie friendly distro that will fit?

    I don't mind going back to an older version, as long as I can update it.

    If you can provide a link, I'd really appreciate it.

    Thanks guys.

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    Try www.distrowatch.com There are lots of distros that are less than 512 MB.
    If you have a fast internet connection. You can try a network install. I have never done this myself, but I have read that it can be done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    Try www.distrowatch.com There are lots of distros that are less than 512 MB.
    If you have a fast internet connection. You can try a network install. I have never done this myself, but I have read that it can be done.
    I don't know how to use distrowatch to find one that's under 512.

    I really want KDE too.. Hm.

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    When you get to www.distrowatch.com look on the right hand side. You will see a bunch of OSes listed there. You wil just have to click on them, to see the sizes. They also have a list of packages that come with each distro if you page down.

    I have heard good things about Vector Linux, but it doesn't come with Kde. At least not in the 4.3 version.

    You can go to http://kde.org and dl it yourself..
    Hope this helps.

    Do you have a cd-rom? If you do, you can go to www.linuxcd.org they have linux cd's really cheap. $1.99 and up.
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    Guys thanks anyway, I'm just going to wait until I get home and can use the CD burner-- this machine is having trouble booting from my thumb drive anyway.

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