So i'm installing linux on a 486

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  1. [AWD] Major Dumps

    [AWD] Major Dumps ahhhh this is a good dump

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    anyone want to help me with getting it to work low mem? i've got 4mb ram.
     
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    Which distro and version? You certainly won't want to install X, plus you'll want to turn off just about every service you can.
     
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    [AWD] Major Dumps ahhhh this is a good dump

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    well. i'm trying for debian... but i can't make it work on low memory. it wants an init= option. i'm using the rescue disk to boot into lowmemrd as the root.
     
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    Aarrgh!! Help Me!!
     
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    Cr0mulent Werewolf: The Last Warrior

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    you can use bbc linux
    that uses a VERY SMALL footprint.
     
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    I had RH v5.0 running on a 486DX 40Mhz box. I think it had 8 or 16mb of RAM at one time and then I bumped it up to 64mb. You can run X, but plan on having some other things to do while you try to load it and use it. Apache + PHP + MySQL will work nicely as well as Samba (assuming the box isn't being hammered by more then a few users).
     
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    stillspiraling Would you like some making fuck, BERSERKER

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    gentoo can run on pretty much anything...
     

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