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    What is the best kernel for my old 386 computer?


    I have 386 computer (jetbook-386sx) with 3 Megabytes of ram and 60 Megabytes of disk space. What kernel version is better for me? 2.6 or 2.2 or maybe even older?

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    Welcome to the forums!

    You can check this poll for favorite distribution for older computer hardware:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/cof...re-2009-a.html

    You probably won't have much luck with just 3 megs of RAM, though. Perhaps a "command line only" distro would work with it, but I'm not even sure about that.
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    You could try this link:

    Mini Linux - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    check the listing for "List of MiniLinux distributions"

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    It looks like BasicLinux (found in the link provided above by gerard4143) will run on 3 MB of RAM, but I'm totally unfamiliar with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    It looks like BasicLinux (found in the link provided above by gerard4143) will run on 3 MB of RAM, but I'm totally unfamiliar with it.
    A Distro that runs on 3 MB RAM, that's actually kind of incredible to me. I think I have a watch with 3MB RAM.........I wonder if I could........
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    I don't need much from this linux. I will only use it to ssh to my desktop computer over com-port. So I think I need only kernel, some basic utilities, and ssh client. Maybe it's better to try to make my own distribution that meet my needs? Or it is not easy task (i'm completely noob in linux)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poma View Post
    Maybe it's better to try to make my own distribution that meet my needs?
    For that, you can check out:

    Linux From Scratch

    and/or...

    RockLinux
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