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    Linux for a Ancient Computer

    I have a computer with 12 Mega Byte's of RAM and a 33 MHz Intel and I'd like to run Linux on it for Non-Practical reasons I don't wanna use it at all I just want to see if Linux can revive any Computer.

    Anyone know of one?

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    Re: Linux for a Ancient Computer

    Maybe muLinux.
    http://www.micheleandreoli.it/mulinux/mulinux.html

    There's a list of floppy based distros here as well:
    http://www.linuxlinks.com/Distributions/Floppy/
    Cheesemill

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    Re: Linux for a Ancient Computer

    Moved to Other OS/Distro Talk.

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    Re: Linux for a Ancient Computer

    Maybe you can get handy in a command-line environment?

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    Re: Linux for a Ancient Computer

    Could you tell me how much disk space you have? I have never tried this one, but maybe DeLicate Linux?

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    Smile Re: Linux for a Ancient Computer

    There are many minimalistic distros like ttylinux,hal91 etc You can also try damn small linux..

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    Re: Linux for a Ancient Computer

    I thought my 460CDT was ancient- I've just been bested.
    You can try TinyCore, ttylinux, perhaps even Slitaz base install, but I seriously wonder if a CLI system would be able to function in 12 MB of RAM (you will not get a GUI going, period). Give it a try!

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    Re: Linux for a Ancient Computer

    Just make a floppy of Tom's Root Boot, boot to it, see the nice command line, and then shut it off and send it to the recycling center .

    Of course, if you want to attempt to do something useful with it, maybe FreeDOS will run.

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    Re: Linux for a Ancient Computer

    12mb ram :d

    even damnsmalllinux wont be able to boot i guess

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    Re: Linux for a Ancient Computer

    Save time by using VirtualBox to try the distributions. See also: What was the first Linux distribution?

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