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hi to all ive got some really old panasonic CF-45's i would like to at least setup for web, chat ,e-mail and so on 2 have p 1 mmx. one has penII all have 32mb of ram are the any free linux OS that will run on these.
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try puppy linux as a live CD, just the ISO image to a cd using Nero burner or other that isn't XP's normal burner(since XP's one does not make the ISO bootable) if all the drivers are recognised and if you like it you can install to your machine but eitherway you can just keep it as a live CD and its requirements are minimal, the other one is DSlinux linux and perhaps knoppix linux too, eitherway it is very hard to say what you will like but one of these I have mentioned should sing to you. Don't forget to pop in the forum of the distro since you will have tweaking to do I believe, good luck then and let us know what you think of it then.
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thxs i got dsl but when it loads from cd disk you cant see it hardly at all. i put the disk in my other computer and it works just fine there. any thoughts?
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try puppy linux as the interface is better, they have a forum too, trouble is that the live CD under 32mbs of ram is going to be super slow but once installed it should be much better, eitherway 32mb of ram is not going to give you a much I believe.
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I cant think of any but if you go to a site like Distro Watch.com you can look at the linux versions and try what ever one you want...

I recommend for systems like that if you have a cdrom drive in them that you download and burn a live cd of like openSuSE or Gentoo.... If you have a live cd you dont have to have a hard drive in there it just comes straight off of the cd...

Even if you had a live cd you could load something like Windows 98 or something on the hard drive so it at least gets used...

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