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Min Spec?

Postby chowanec on Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:09 pm

Hi all...

This is embarrasing to ask -- as I know Linux will run pretty damn well on most setups... but I have to ask for my own sake... please bear with me. :)

I'm installing (or planning to) Mint on one of those Mini-ITX systems. The goal was to create a basic music server with as few moving parts as possible (heat sinks instead of fans, low-powered processing, etc.) I searched the forums but couldn't find much -- so, a simple yes (things will work) or no (you're screwed go to a lighter weight linux distro.) Bear in mind, my 18 month old is watching me type this, so if you say no, you're hurting the baby.

So:
Motherboard: VIA C7 EX10000EG
-1ghz processor
-VIA CX700M2 Chipset
-Integrated VIA UniChrome PRO 2
-1gb RAM

Thoughts?

-Chow
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Re: Min Spec?

Postby JohnH on Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:13 pm

This is equally embaassing,

Does your machine have a CD drive? (Thats the embarrassing bit because I can't make sense of your specs) If so, put the Mint disk in it and reboot (making sure it can boot from the CD). This will run Mint (slowly) without installing it. If everything works, then install.

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Re: Min Spec?

Postby MagnusB on Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:54 pm

The only trouble I see is the VIA card, which has poor linux support. It might work with the OpenChrome driver, though I have no idea.
But it looks ok, 1 GB ram is more than enough, the prosessor are a bit small, but I am guessing it will work OK.
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Re: Min Spec?

Postby chowanec on Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:43 pm

Thanks to both of you.

Yes, I have a CD-ROM that I'll be using for the liveinstall. And yeah, I'm planning on using the OpenChrome drivers... worst case is that I can get a video card for this little box, but, like I said, I'm trying to build it as bare as possible. I'm not going to be using it for TOO much... thoeretically though the motherboard has component video out... which, for whatever reason, I was attracted to. :P

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