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I would like to install a nice easy to use kernel on my old laptop for terminal/educational purposes, the laptop specs are as below. Model/Make: KTX 1000 CPU- 200Mhz Pentium ...
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    Low memory distros?


    I would like to install a nice easy to use kernel on my old laptop for terminal/educational purposes, the laptop specs are as below.

    Model/Make: KTX 1000
    CPU- 200Mhz Pentium MMX
    31.7Mb RAM
    VGA, CD-ROM etc.

    I have tried to install a few distros including the new xubuntu/debian grub(which failed)/slackware 10.1 and still I am getting errors that my little 31Mbs of RAM is insufficient. I guess what I would like to know is where can I find out how to install just the kernel or maybe even a really light low mem distro with gNOME or KDE so I can have the desktop functionality.


    Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Tyson.

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    GNOME and KDE are non starters on a machine with such low memory. Try something like Damn Small Linux or Puppy Linux.

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