On 14-Oct-99 Jason Ryan wrote:
>Thanks guys for all your help, I got it off. But what i wanted to know is what
>version do u recommend to put on my other machine? I have SuSE Linux 5.2 on
>CDROM here, which was on my other system.
>>oh by the way, the other machine is an old 486,4mb ram and 125mb HD, its not
>great i know! but it should be ok to let me play around with linux???
It should, but for sure redhat 6.0 wont fit onto it even with all (and I mean
all) packages not installed, this is because redhat insists on installing
a mountain of things even if you ask it not to, namely loads of info pages, and
the huge linuxconf engine and so forth. You can get it installed, but you have
to run around during the install deleting stuff as soon as its being installed
:-), which is hardly behaviour that anyone would want to recommend. Fair enough
that redhat has miniumum space requirements which are bigger that 125meg, I
wouldnt personally be able to reccomend a smaller dist to get going with,
slackware surely would allow itself to be trimmed down to fit on, dunno about
debian or suse though, but again I reckon that you could get debian onto it,
though maybe thats "the grass is always greener on the other distribution"
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