On Monday 17 May 2004 18:00, Niall O Broin wrote:
> The PII-223 machines with 64-96 MB RAM and a 2 GB hard
> Disk just are NOT going to run a modern distribution,
I'm running Fedora-1 on a 300MHz PII with 128MB RAM,
and it works perfectly well.
(I've actually had fewer problems compiling kernels
on this machine than on other more modern computers.)
Admittedly I have more than 2GB disk space -
there is a 120GB disk on this machine,
as I use it for archiving.
I doubt if Fedora-1 would fit in 2GB unless one took drastic steps.
Actually this was sold to me (for 30 euro) as a 200MHz machine;
I'm not sure why /proc/cpuinfo says 300MHz - I guess it knows best.
Surely you could get an extra 64MB RAM for nothing
from one of the rich people on ILUG;
and I imagine any disk under 10GB is worth a negative amount nowadays.
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