[SATLUG] Wondering about an older version of Linux
thomas.cameron at camerontech.com
Mon Dec 18 00:20:36 CST 2006
John Champion wrote:
> I've got an older p2-400 box with 128 MB of ram that I just want to use as a
> test web server here at home. I have an older version of Fedora Core 2 on
> there. I looked at 6 and it's too big.
Too big for what? I just did a minimal install of FC6 (albeit 64-bit)
and it was less than 700 megs, using 78 megs of memory.
> I'm wondering if maybe a server install of something else would be
> better...but what?
Well, a P2-400 was out in, what, 1997-1998 or so? Looking at
http://www.intel.com/museum/online/hist_micro/hof/index.htm that seems
to be the case. Knowing that, and then looking at
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/History I would look for a distro from there.
Since you were already running a 2.6 based distro on that hardware, I
would be pretty amazed if you could not get FC6 up and running on it
with a pretty minimal amount of tweaking. Just install the system then
run ntsysv to turn off unneeded services, you should be OK.
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