What distro for P-100 w/16mb memory....

Canon

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I was just wondering what you guys think I should install on it.

I tried Fedora Core with some CDs I had laying around from when I was messing with it in VMware on my laptop. It tells me I don't have enough memory.

I did run Debian about 2 years ago or something but that has since been dumped because I needed a windows 98 machine in a pinch when my main desktop mahine died.

I know some very vey basic things about *nix from playing in the past but I was thinking about trying to make a basic FTP and Web server and maybe try my hand at setting up a teamspeak server as well.

The system that this will all be going onto is:
IBM P-100
16mb memory
1.2 GIG SCSI HDD (on an Adaptec SCSI card)
6.4 GIG Quantum HDD on IDE
32x Acer CD-ROM
D-Link 530tx NIC

Should I download and burn debian again and start tinkering again? Some links and reccomendations would be appreciated. And yes, I do realize i'll be limited to command line only which is fine with me.
 

alexyang

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The small distributions like DSL and Feather should be good.

Also, look at Slackware.
 

Canon

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Ok, DSL isn't what i'm looking for since it's a live CD install, I want to install it on the computer permenantly.

Slackware seems like it could be good. Am I going to have any trouble installing it with only 16mb of memory though? Kinda sucks burning a CD and finding out it doesn't work.
 

Mandane

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Actually... DSL does allow a permanent installation to the hard drive.

Link

Please do some research before posting comments like that.

Mandane
 

Canon

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Sorry, I guess I didn't look close enough. Thanks for the clarification.
 

MaxPower

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well you didn't speciically say that you wanted linux. Um Free BSD. Their net install is really easy. If you have a floppy and i'll assume you do on that old of a machine. All you need is two floppies one for the boot floppy and one for network drivers.

I'm not sure what team speak is. But a Free BSD ftp and web server are eaisly workable. And will be rock solid, you know two or three year uptime if needed. I have a headless Fre BSD smb server and it's great. It's so reliable i don't even have a keyboard hooked up to it anymore. I just ssh into it whenever needed. Which isn't often because it's never under a heavy load and never breaks.
 
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