[sf-lug] puppy linux on a 65k ram i series IBM Thinkpad

bobbie sellers bliss at california.com
Sat Oct 20 19:22:48 PDT 2007

Hi Kristian Erik Hermansen, on 10/21/07, you wrote:

> Damn small linux is very light. Not sure if there is a gui
> though. Give xubuntu a try if you are looking for a light DE...

    DSL has a gui.

> On 10/20/07, Alex Kleider <a_kleider at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I want to get linux running on an old weak machine (65k ram i
>> series IBM Thinkpad) and have heard that puppy is suitably
>> 'compact.' The Xvesa server seems to not work. (screen is
>> inintellegible) Puppy seems to need the hard drive partitioned
>> and some files loaded prior to installation and I don't
>> understand what they are telling me to do in the
>> documentation. Can anyone shed some light? The first decision
>> I must make is whether puppy is the best choice. If so, how to
>> install it!

    Are you sure about 65 Kilobytes of RAM?  That seems awfully
small.  Even the old 8088 machines had up to 640 Kilobytes of

    How big is the hard drive?

    What other drives are fitted?

    If your number 65K is correct you will probably end up
with a command line interfaces in any event.

>> alex at kleider.net

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