Old 17th April 2005, 20:36   #1
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I have just recently come into posession of a Compaq Presario 4540. With a whopping 16 megs of ram, and an AMD K6 266kz processor, I think that it sucks. As well, it doens't have a hard drive, and apparently the Mobo is shot, however with a boot disk I can get to teh command prompt, access the bios, and all that stuff.

I'm looking to put linux on it, just as an experiment. Is there a distribution that can run on that cruddy of a puter?
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Old 17th April 2005, 20:38   #2
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Poor you.. K6 is like teh shit...

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Old 17th April 2005, 20:39   #3
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Old 17th April 2005, 20:44   #4
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You'll need a live cd version if you can't install anything.

I had fun with Ubuntu a couple of days ago, but if your connection's not so good and you can't download a 500MB torrent, then I'd get Damn Small Linux, 50MB.




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Old 17th April 2005, 20:45   #5
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Old 17th April 2005, 20:48   #6
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I didnt think it was as computer, as sick as it sounded to me i still had to click on this thread.
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Old 17th April 2005, 20:53   #7
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I read that as "a new poofter"

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Old 17th April 2005, 20:56   #8
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I have a friend whos a ausie, he used to call people in traffic fucki'n poofter, he said it meant fag.
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Old 17th April 2005, 21:01   #9
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Old 17th April 2005, 22:04   #10
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on the specs given, Damn Small Linux(DSL), should run. http://www.damnsmalllinux.org

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Old 17th April 2005, 22:38   #11
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Refer to this

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Old 18th April 2005, 00:25   #12
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Are you talking to me Cheb? If so, its called a typo. Geez.
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Old 18th April 2005, 00:30   #13
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I don't know who he's talking to... no one's missing a question mark here.
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Old 18th April 2005, 01:29   #14
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I think he's referring to that specific post at me, because I accidentally said 'teh' instead of 'the'.
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Old 18th April 2005, 02:38   #15
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how is it even booting at all if the MoBo is shot?
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Old 18th April 2005, 02:55   #16
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The Mobo isn't shot. Thats what the guy originally told me that the guy he got it from told him. I finally found out what happened, and I think the guy who had it first must be a real dumbass.

It was running Win95 fine, he tried to install Win98, the computer was too slow and kept freezing, so he thought "Well screw it, I guess the mobo is shot."
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