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Re: latest redhat/fedora for a !old! notebook ?



On Sun, 2007-01-07 at 23:27 +1100, David Timms wrote:
> I just had a go at putting FC6 on a machine with the specs:
> cpu pentium 120MHz   {Toshiba 440CDX}
> disk 1.6GB
> ram 32MB
> optical no {cd dead}
> usb 1 hold and a 512MB flash stick.
> floppy disk drive, but no other machine with a floppy drive available
> 
> Because the machine had previously had redhat 7 on it, I was able to get
>   it to boot to the grub selection, and then tell it to boot from floppy
> disk for rh7.3 rescue (using a cut down rh7.3 cd iso copied to the usb
> stick. I was then also able to edit grub menu, and check what I had on
> the machine {an attempt from 6 months ago at upgrading to fc6 test1.}
> 
> By the way, when attempting to boot this, it starts, goes a few seconds,
> then the machine reboots. From memory, FC6 test1 didn't have kernels for
> 586 machines, so this may have been why.
> 
> 1. The FC6 installer jumps in pretty quickly to say ~"you dont have
> enough ram for fedora core 6", and then exits.
> With just 32MB ram, what is the latest fedora/redhat that should be
> installable ?
> 
> 2. Is a 2.6 kernel out of the question for such a machine ? {main
> reasons why ?}
> 
> 3. Are there any compile options that I could use to recompile a 2.6
> kernel to reduce / limit it's memory requirements ?
> 
> DaveT.
> 
  No answers for the above - suggest trying dsl-n - under 100mb and has
a 2.6 kernel.      -----gary


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