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Old Computer Run Linux Live Cd?


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#1 funnytim

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 08:43 PM

HI, i have a (really) old comp with a cd-rom drive, floopy disk, + 16MB of ram (no hard drive). With that, is it possible to run Damn small linux (http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/), booting from cd? Or is it too old?

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 05:49 AM

The DSL Wiki says the following system requirements should be met:

Note
Remember that there is no such thing as a computer that is "too fast" for DSL.

Many users run with modern, high-end rigs with accelerated graphics and over a GB of ram. DSL is able to fully take advantage of more powerful systems to give users a faster computing experience.

CLI (non-graphical Linux) Minimum Requirements
486dx or 100% compatible processor
8mb ram (16mb recommended)
CDROM drive
1.44mb floppy drive (for boot floppy, if needed)
Monochrome (2 color) monitor

Minimum Requirements for DSL with X-windows
486dx or 100% compatible processor
16mb ram (24mb recommended)
dual-speed CDROM (quad-speed or better recommended)
1.44mb floppy drive (for boot floppy, if needed)
VGA monitor and video card
a mouse (serial, ps/2, usb)

Recommended Specs
Pentium 200mhz
64mb ram
8x CDROM
1.44mb floppy drive (for boot floppy, if needed)
VGA monitor and video card capable of handling at least 16 bit color
a mouse with a scroll wheel

Retrieved from "http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/index.php/Minimum_Hardware_Requirements"


Edited by Joedude, 17 October 2006 - 05:52 AM.

If someone tells you to su rm -rf /
DON'T DO IT!!!!
Be in the know, Bash smart!

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 08:56 PM

ok thxs,

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 03:26 AM

Did that explain enough or are you still needing to know any of the hows?
If someone tells you to su rm -rf /
DON'T DO IT!!!!
Be in the know, Bash smart!

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 11:44 PM

yea i just wanted to know whether my old comp might be able to support damn small linux.

thxs!




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