On Mon, 17 May 2004, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> 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.
Similar deal here. 300 MHz, 128 MB RAM and Red Hat 9 works grand.
> (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.
I only have 6 GB of space, and when I installed RH9 it only took up 3 GB.
I went a bit mad though, so you might be able to get it down a bit.
>> 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.
Cool, so if I give you EUR 0, I can get me a 10 GB hard disk. nice...
> Timothy Murphy
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