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Linux on a Compaq Proliant 1500


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#1 zerotone

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 12:36 PM

I got hold of a Compaq Proliant 1500 5/100. I has windows 2000 on it, and it is freakishly slow to boot (an easy 5-7 mins).

 

The cpu is a Pentium 100. Has close to 200 mb of ram. 5 removeable Fast-Wide SCSI-2 4.3GB drives. Here is a link to the offical specs.

 

Now, I've put a little research into some linux distros and it would take months to make a choice. I figured I'd teleport to the install and just ask.

I wanna be able to share some files between my 2 other computers through it.

 

Run an in house LAN based MUD and/or light bandwith mutliplayer games.

 

A strong firewall (i like mOnOwall, but i'd like more)

 

Basic compilling (android stuff).

 

That's what I wanna do with a linux os on my server. I dont know how fast compilling on it would be, but android dev wouldn't be too LONG of a compile. But I really don't have a clue with this dinosaur. Anyways, anything insightfull would be much appreciated.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:20 AM

Look at Tiny Core as a suggestion


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:21 AM

K. I tried VectorLinux Light, but it just put it self in a loop. It would go to the main screen to add parameters, or what have you, and then it would decompile the kernel, reboot, and do the same thing. I let it do that for a hour. I think i'm having trouble with the scsi drives or something. Not really sure, I'm literally posting on their forum right after this post.

Slackware 13.31 wouldn't even load, it left a total dark screen, but I am thinking it couldn't load into the RAM since it is so small.



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:27 AM

Or you could give Bodhi Linux a shot.

 

http://www.bodhilinux.com/


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:02 AM

Bodhi has a mininum requirement of 300 mhz CPU. And, just to throw it out there, is this forum mostly supportive of ubuntu, or ubuntu based distros? I see post getting more help related to ubuntu.






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