[sf-lug] distro advice, please

bobbie sellers bliss at california.com
Mon Nov 19 13:46:06 PST 2007

Christian Einfeldt wrote:
> Does it seem reasonable for us to do an install on a Dell Inspiron 4000 with
> 128 MB of RAM and a 10 GB hd during the course of tonight's LUG?
> I have such a notebook that a friend has given me to install Linux on, and
> so I am thinking that maybe we could just give a shot at installing Vector
> on it tonight.  Does that seem reasonable and feasible?
> Is there another small distro that someone would recommend?  Puppy's GUI
> seems to unprofessional, and Damn Small really requires CLI knowledge,
> IMHO.  So that kind of leaves Vector, AFAIK.
> Thanks
	I know I am not a techie type of geek but I mention
this before and here is the story.

SLAX is fast and beautiful Linux operating system which fits on small
(3.14") CD-ROM disc. It runs directly from the CD (or USB) without
installing. The Live CD described here is based on the Slackware Linux
distribution and uses Unification File System (also known as unionfs),
allowing read-only filesystem to behave as a writable one, saving all
changes to memory."


Requirements:SLAX is not pretentious, nevertheless it requires some
minimal hardware to run properly. It depends on what do you wish to use
SLAX for, of course. The most important thing is memory. You need at
least 32 MB of RAM to boot slax. More detailed description follows:

Medium:either IDE connected CDROM (to boot from the CD)
or USB FlashDisk (to boot from the mass storage device)
or maybe some harddisk (to boot SLAX from the disk)

BIOS:either non-emulation booting enabled (to boot from the CD)
or USB FlashDrive booting enabled (to boot from the mass storage device)

36 MB to boot slax.
96 MB to run Xwindow with fluxbox
144 MB to run Xwindow with KDE
328 MB to be able to use copy2ram cheatcode

Processor: i486 or better, Pentium or AMD are both OK.

Peripheral devices
some keyboard
PS/2 or USB connected mouse (required for Xwindow only)
serial (COM) mouse is not automatically recognized, but can be used

Harddisk:No harddisk is required

	I will bring a copy tonite.

    Bobbie Sellers

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