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just wondering...

Postby chucuflu on Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:47 pm

do u think that an alternative installation cd will come out??

i mean... a lot of ppl... including me... want to recover a very old pc... with at least 128mb ram... and want all that "functionability" out of the box...
so... if anyone consider ill be glad!!! lol

well.... as it reads... just... wondering....
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Re: just wondering...

Postby FedoraRefugee on Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:53 pm

Just what...do you mean...by an alternate...instalation CD? Did you look...at the fluxbox...edition? It was designed...to run...on very limited...resources. Alternatly...You mat also look...at...the Xfce spin...in which forum...you posted...this.

BTW...Why...are we talking...like William Shattner? :D
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Re: just wondering...

Postby proxima_centauri on Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:33 pm

I believe he means a text-based install like Ubuntu.
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Re: just wondering...

Postby chucuflu on Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:23 pm

ok... main theme is.. as posted above... a text based installation
cause fluxbox and xfce or whatever needs RAM to keep going...

will be great if an altenative installation disc come out... what do u think???
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Re: just wondering...

Postby Fred on Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:22 pm

I must be showing my age, but it just gripes me to see someone who obviously knows English to abuse it. No complete sentences, no complete thoughts, no capital letters, intentional misuse of words, and no punctuation used. Compare that to many posts where the poster obviously doesn't speak English very well. They struggle, apologize, and spend and inordinate amount of time trying to express their thoughts as properly as they can. Guess which poster I am most likely to answer and spend the most time with? :-)

I guess some think it is cool and trendy. It is not!

Rant off! :-)

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Re: just wondering...

Postby FedoraRefugee on Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:07 pm

You may...take a look...at this site:

http://www.zyxware.com/articles/2008/12 ... text-based

I dont...know....if that will...solve your...problem. If not...then there are...plenty...of other...distros...that will run...on...limited resources. Try...one of these. I suggest...puppy linux...or...DSL.

edit: BTW, and getting back to earth on the typing, I cannot feel for anyone trying to use anything less than 256MB. Trash it already, it is a doorstop or an anchor. You can build a brand new dual core with 4GB RAM for less than $300 American. There is no excuse for Clem to have his attention diverted by 20th century junk. :D
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Re: just wondering...

Postby merlwiz79 on Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:45 pm

I tried to make an alternative install cd once and it took for ever to get the packages to install and was over 700MB.
This didn't even have everything that was installed in xfce ce.
It took for ever to make sure I had the dependencies correct also.
I may take a look again when I have some time, but it looks like that's going to be limited too.
After this release I have to get working on grub-gfxboot and then I want to make a tool to make your own gfxboot theme.
I also want to start work on trimming the live cd since the final will be 697MB.
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