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#1 darthmoose

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 09:56 AM

What linux will run best on my computer,
It is a compaq Presario 1250 laptop,
AMD K6 processor
64mb of RAM
6.3 GB harddrive


I just want a graphical interface that i can put a music player on to use as a radio in my car.
I have tried to put fedora core 2 on there but it locks up when it gets 92% done formatting the drive. The hourglass is still turning but the drive has stopped.

It had windows 98 on it before, but i don't like 98 and want a small OS.
I have tried Damn Small Linux but it dosen't fully load the GUI it just comes up with random pixels lit up.


Do i just need to get some more ram and try it again.

Edited by darthmoose, 31 October 2008 - 09:59 AM.


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Posted 31 October 2008 - 01:07 PM

Have you tried Puppy Linux? I hear its pretty small. I think you need... Did they say 500MB-1GB of space.

Also if you can get to the terminal in Damn Small Linux, I think you can run this.

stop xwindow

forcestart xwindow


I'm not too sure about that as I'm a linux pro... yet.

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 03:54 PM

Puppy, DSL, and Custom Nimblex are 3 worth checking into.

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