System Requirements?

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System Requirements?

Postby Lazymonkey44 on Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:24 am

Hello all, i have a quick question.

What are the approximate system reqs for Linux Mint?
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Re: System Requirements?

Postby Husse on Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:28 am

To get smooth operation I recommend at least 512 MB memory and a CPU of 1 GHz
You can make it work reasonably ok with about 2/3 of that and the fluxbox edition is reported to have booted on a very low spec computer (128 MB)
You need a partition of at least 5 GB preferably 8 GB
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Re: System Requirements?

Postby MagnusB on Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:28 pm

512 MB of RAM should be listed as minimum, it is possible to run it on less, I have had some success with 256 MB RAM, but I had some issues with, of all things, the file system. I had to use ext2 as the liveCD couldn't create a ext3 partition, and the file system would get corrupted from time to time, so I had to run fsck manually to fix it.
On another note, the issue here is the liveCD, you can tweak Mint after installation to run reasonably well with low RAM, but installing it could be a pain. So hopefully we will see an alternate install CD somewhere in the close future ;)
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Re: System Requirements?

Postby Lazymonkey44 on Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:13 pm

I think they should put them up the web site, something like:

1 GHZ PIII Or up processor
512 RAM or better
CD Drive
8 bit graphics ( :?: ) Mabye 6?
What else?
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