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Month: July 2014

Re: [trinity-users] Exe GNU/Linux: R14 versions: 486 and 686

From: Greg Madden <gomadtroll@...>
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:11:05 -0800
On Wednesday 02 July 2014 01:30:28 you wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I think I'll try your distro on my Sony VAIO PictureBook C1VN.
> > This crap has a 600mhz Transmeta Crusoe 5600, developping
> > approximately 16mhz of equivalent Intel CPU power :)
> > And it has 128mb of RAM, not really upgradeable, killing every bit
> > of possible performance...
> > The interesting point is that this Transmeta CPU is in fact a 586
> > virtual machine, so it is non-PAE. Debian was too heavy for it and
> > I want to see your distro running on my C1VN.
> >
> > -Alexandre
> 128 ram may not be enough for a useable TDE. If you got that far, the
> ExeGNU installer might puke. 256 is probably the useable minimum..
> but do try it and let us know!
> > Debian was too heavy for it
> Depends what DE you chose and perhaps you needed to use the optional
> text-based installer. ExeGNU is Debian Wheezy-based.
> Another possibility is antiX (also Debian-based) which has 486 kernel
> versions and claims to run on 128 ram.
> David

+1 on antiX, the latest version has a xfce DE, the previous..still 
available has Icewm..better for low mem useage. 

As David pointedd out, it is based on Debian with a 486 kernel. It is 
usefull, imho, to b able to install a base system, no X, and pick your 
DE or WM based on hardware. Distro's are convienient for providing this 
for you but the ability to do it yourself illustrates ..kernel+gnu tool 
chain +X, WM or DE asneeded.

I do prefer Debian for a base for my installs, I add TDE   , do not mix 
other DE or WM in.