[sf-lug] distro advice, please

jim stockford jim at well.com
Mon Nov 19 13:59:41 PST 2007

    you sure seem techie to me, bobbie,
and nicely so.

On Nov 19, 2007, at 1:46 PM, bobbie sellers wrote:

> 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."
> http://www.slax.org/?lang=en
> 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)
> Memory
> 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.
>     later
>     Bobbie Sellers
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