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Hi, A friend of mine owns a laptop which has 32 MO RAM (EDO), and AMD 266MMX processor and 3.2 GO Hdd. He wonders wich distro he can install on ...
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    Which distribution with 32Mo ram ?


    Hi,

    A friend of mine owns a laptop which has 32 MO RAM (EDO), and AMD 266MMX processor and 3.2 GO Hdd.
    He wonders wich distro he can install on his computer.
    Any suggestions ?

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    Definitely a lightweight. You might consider Damn Small Linux:

    http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/
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    Two Votes for Damn Small Linux but i've heard Vector is good on slower systems too.
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    Damn Small Linux is a good choice. Here is a link to the wiki article about installing to the hard drive: http://damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/index..._the_Hard_Disk

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    Quote Originally Posted by truoc444
    Two Votes for Damn Small Linux but i've heard Vector is good on slower systems too.
    Do you mean http://www.vectorlinux.com/ ?

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    Yes, that's what he means.


    edit: though make sure to try the 'standard' edition, as the 'SOHO' has a bit more... well, stuff.
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    From Vectorlinux.com
    1. System Requirements
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    - VectorLinux 4.3 Download Edition (minimum requirements):

    Pentium Classic 166 MHz
    32 MB of RAM
    At least 835 MB free of hard disk space plus 64 MB of swap space.

    To have a more comfortable experience with VectorLinux 4.3 we would recommend a 233 MHz (MMX) processor with 64 MB of memory as a minimum.
    It should work on that old laptop, but it may run slow.
    You could try adding some ram.
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    Thanks for your answers !

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    Damnsmalllinux would run better on that machine than Vector, I mean, because it can run on 486s too, so you would be fine on it with a frugal install.

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