nunol wrote:If you only have 64MB of RAM forget about Lubuntu or Peppermint. That Puppy version is not recommended for 64MB of RAM computers, it has to much of Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid.
The biggest problem of that computer is lack of RAM. With 64MB of RAM your choice is limited and performance is not good. A light and fast distro is not enough, you also need good support for older hardware.
Puppy Wary 5.3 is a good balanced option but is probably to slow with only 64MB of RAM, make sure you have a SWAP partition and don't open more than one program at the same time and forget Firefox/Chromium and Libre/OpenOffice.
Another good distro for older computers is AntiX (and Debian 6 CLI or Fluxbox/Openbox). It's slower than Puppy Wary but it's a full size distro with all the software you need. Probably won't work well with 64MB of RAM unless in CLI mode or with a very light WM. If you use Debian start with a netinstall and build up. Don't know if the GUI installer of AntiX works with 64MB of RAM but is they have a text installer.
If both Puppy and AntiX are to slow try DSL (damn small linux). It's fast but obsolete and very limited.
I have a 64MB of RAM Duron 800MHz, don't use it in a while. I installed DSL 4.4.10, Puppy 4.3.1 and Debian 5 LXDE but used Puppy almost every time.
If you can upgrade the RAM, please do. With 320MB of RAM you can even install Mint 13 XFCE LTS 32bit but it's better to use something light with LXDE, Fluxbox or Openbox.
Vincent Vermeulen wrote:I thought you would add the 256 MB memory? Without that, indeed you won't be able to run Lubuntu, Peppermint OS or Lucid Puppy.
As for your question whether the command lines are similar to Linux Mint, the answer is it depends. It depends on what you actually mean by that The command line itself is nothing more than a command interpreter that accepts your commands and tries to do what you want. Some commands are built into the command interpreter. Most commands you run are actually small independent programs, such as cat, grep, sed, and such. The basic commands are installed on all Linux distributions.
If however you meant the commands to install applications, such as apt-get, those are only used on Linux distributions that are based on Debian (which Ubuntu is, and so which also Linux Mint is). If using apt-get is important to you, you might want to look for a lightweight Debian distribution. Perhaps Crunchbang is more lightweight than Lubuntu or Peppermint OS (both are Ubuntu based).
kelsinni wrote:the 1st get ages to install it but after that it not booted (i dont know if the instalation went wrong or not...)
nunol wrote:kelsinni wrote:the 1st get ages to install it but after that it not booted (i dont know if the instalation went wrong or not...)
Install the boot loader to the MBR! Use Grubconfig. Edit the Grub timeout manually (/boot/grub/menu.lst).
It took a while to install because you probably didn't install a SWAP partition. Don't forget to install and activate the SWAP partition.
AntiX base is lighter but has less programs, don't use core unless you know what you are doing because it's CLI only.
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