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On Wednesday 30 July 2003 09:42 am, Jean-Gael GRICOURT wrote: > I am looking for a Linux distribution that could get well with an > old Compaq laptop provided with 64MB of RAM (6GB disk). The only > additionnal software that I will use is OpenOffice. > > Am I dreaming or this distribution exists ? No. Check out Vector Linux [url]www.vectorlinux.com[/url] It was purposefully designed for older, slower, resource challenged hardware. Think the minimums are Pentium-type 133 or faster, 16MB RAM or more. Full install is only 450MB. -- Stefan Patric [email]tootek2[/email]...

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    On Wednesday 30 July 2003 09:42 am, Jean-Gael GRICOURT wrote:
    > I am looking for a Linux distribution that could get well with an
    > old Compaq laptop provided with 64MB of RAM (6GB disk). The only
    > additionnal software that I will use is OpenOffice.
    >
    > Am I dreaming or this distribution exists ?
    No. Check out Vector Linux [url]www.vectorlinux.com[/url] It was purposefully
    designed for older, slower, resource challenged hardware. Think the
    minimums are Pentium-type 133 or faster, 16MB RAM or more. Full
    install is only 450MB.

    --
    Stefan Patric
    [email]tootek2[/email]
    Stefan Patric Guest

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    In article <3aeefe25.0307300142.1b9797aposting.google.com>
    [email]jgricourtfree.fr[/email] (Jean-Gael GRICOURT) writes:
    >I am looking for a Linux distribution that could get well with an
    >old Compaq laptop provided with 64MB of RAM (6GB disk). The only
    >additionnal software that I will use is OpenOffice.
    >
    >Am I dreaming or this distribution exists ?
    You might have to go to a slightly older distribution, but it's
    definitely doable. I'm running Slackware 7 (kernel 2.2.13) on
    an Acer laptop with 48MB of RAM and a 1.3GB hard disk. Disk
    space is a bit tight - I had to pick and choose my packages
    during installation - but it's a totally workable system.

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    Have a look at [url]www.distrowatch.org;[/url] you can find links to Deli Linux, Vector Linux, Damn Small Linux and others. I have not had luck in booting Vector or Damn Small from floppy (DSL's X video drivers don't seem to support my computer's video chipset), and have not yet tried Deli.

    There's also a "Light GUI" version of Morphix which may be worth a look.

    Plain old Debian 3.0 also works! Maybe avoid KDE and Gnome in favor of XFce or Fluxbox. Debian's boot floppies seem to work very reliably on older hardware. I have a 2.4 kernel, Ext3, ReiserFS and 802.11b running on my P150MMX laptop with 32 megs of RAM, but there's not much available RAM for applications: I may experiment with an older 2.2 kernel.

    On 30 Jul 2003 02:42:37 -0700
    [email]jgricourtfree.fr[/email] (Jean-Gael GRICOURT) wrote:
    > I am looking for a Linux distribution that could get well with an old
    > Compaq laptop provided with 64MB of RAM (6GB disk). The only
    > additionnal software that I will use is OpenOffice.
    >
    > Am I dreaming or this distribution exists ?
    >
    > JG

    Jeff S Guest

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