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New life into old Pentinum2s


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fleamailman

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Geneva's well known flea is often seen picking old comps out of the skip of the University here, the comps work except that they are window98 but the Empire has withdawn its language packs for them and there is no way I could ad XP licence that takes I.5gb out of 4or 6gb, besides poverty rules that out, so what should I use to get the most out of these comps seeing that for DVD, music, text and the like they are still useful, and for messing around with linux distos I imagine it's tinker's paradice. All replies welcome.
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Give Kanotix a try, I just installed it yesterday.
It'll autodetect / configure for the hardware and everything.
(CD burners, DVD-ROMs, it autoconfigures everything)

Its a nice, quick install.
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Hello,

Let us know how Kanotix works on an older P2. I would like to give this a try on my parents on P2-233 if you have any luck with it running at a decent speed.

Cheers,
Tom
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I can usually get the os on a comp but I sound might be a hassle, will let you know anyway.
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Can someone give me a good Linux Free OS for this computer:

256MB
450MHZ
10GB HDD
Crap Video Card?

Thanks!
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Game_Freak

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Bump?
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Game freak you should have started your own thread. However depending on what you want to do that should work with just about any distro that I know of. I was running suse on p2-400 w/192mb ram and 20 gb hard drive and it ran okay. I did have a 16mb tnt card and it worked fine for all but the 3d stuff. A little slow but not bad. I have heard some distros really don't like on-board video with shared ram. Although I was running Kanotix on a test system the other day with intel 810 video and it worked okay.
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Slackware, Ubuntu, Gentoo, and Fedora (although you might wanna go back to Red Hat 9) all should run perfectly fine on that system.

My choice would be either Slack or Ubuntu....
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Gentoo is very good for slower systems.
The source building does help in speeding up a system.

I brought my P233 MMX laptop back to life with Gentoo.

Warning: use the new experimental GUI installer if you are not familiar with Linux/Unix.

Edited by DXQ, 17 November 2005 - 09:02 PM.

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There's always [bleep] Small Linux :tazz:
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vector linux
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