On Thu, Nov 30, 2000 at 11:44:43PM -0000, Wesley Walsh wrote:
> I was recently given an old Compaq 386 with 1mb of ram. I was wondering if
> there is a Linux distribution around that I could get "Ticking Over" on this
> machine. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Not a hope in hell, I'm afraid. The minimum stated memory for Linux has always been
about 4M though I've had it running on a 386SX16 with 3.5M and I think I've
seen reports of very stripped down kernels running in less than 3M of RAM. I
don't think any current distribution will install with less than 32M of RAM,
although Linux will run with much less (the distribution install programs
have become quite big). If you want to experiment with Linux, you'll be able
to pick up a low-end Pentium which would be more than adequate for about
£100 or so.
Niall O Broin
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