If you don't know what the AMD 50x15 project was, do look it up. I have a low-spec low-cost PC that they were distributing as part of the project. It was supposed to be priced at US $100. It has 400 MHz AMD Geode processor, 128MB of RAM, a 10 GB hard disk that I recently upgraded to 160 GB and is now sitting on my LAN as a web server box. I'm attempting to make this host a Wordpress Installation, but can't get past the login page since there is hardly any free RAM left (about 4 MB).
I'm running a sort of stripped down installation of Ubuntu Desktop 9.10 on it. I started out with the desktop installation because the server installation discs for v. 8.04 that I had didn't seem to like my shiny new IDE drive all that much. After doing the install I booted into single-user mode and removed all the gnome packages, but I guess there is still some programs that are running happily away.
The reason I did this was because, there was some problem with disk-detect in that version which meant that disks on Solaris machines weren't being detected either. So after many many failed attempts over the course of a day and a half, I gave up and installed the desktop edition hoping I cut off some of the fat from it and make it run faster. It boots much quicker now than it did with AppArmor and all those things, but I guess it just isn't enough to serve up a blog or two.
Anyway, I was wondering if anybody could help me out with this, or am I just hoping for too much and I should move on to a better machine, putting this back in a box and or giving it to a museum of computer history 40 years from now.
An alternative solution would be to find a lightweight CMS that a configuration on the same lines as mine would be capable of supporting. If you do know of any such CMS, do let me know. Also, I have many many blogs out there on the web on many hosting providers. If you've heard of the blogging platform, I've got it: Tumblr, Blogger, Wordpress.com, are just a few. If this CMS in question has some support for importing content from these websites, that would be very helpful. Thanks.