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Puppy 1.0.8 works on a P133
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sylverleaf1

Joined: 29 Mar 2006
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Location: Flint, MI

PostPosted: Fri 31 Mar 2006, 13:26    Post subject:  Puppy 1.0.8 works on a P133  

I successfully booted Puppy 1.0.8r1 on an old Dell P133. Very Happy It took a while to figure out what specifically was needed to get it to boot successfully. We finally figured that we needed to try to find more memory to put in the computer (originally trying to install using 32MB memory). In order to get it to boot, I had to have a Linux swap partition and add another 8MB of RAM. Haven't yet had a chance to try to install Puppy to the hard drive -- that's Monday's project.

Computer Specifications:
Model: Dell P133v Desktop
Processor: Pentium 1, 133MHz
Memory: 40MB
Hard drive: 2GB (approximately) with 64MB swap partition
CD-ROM: 12x
No sound, generic VGA video card and monitor
PS/2 mouse and mini-DIN keyboard
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BarryK
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Joined: 09 May 2005
Posts: 7047
Location: Perth, Western Australia

PostPosted: Fri 31 Mar 2006, 20:22    Post subject:  

great! While you're at it, try the puppy2 alpha 29th March snapshot.

My "lowest" test machine is a 200MHz Cyrix 6x86 CPU, 128M RAM, which is
pretty advanced compared to yours Laughing
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Lobster
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Joined: 04 May 2005
Posts: 15117
Location: Paradox Realm

PostPosted: Sat 01 Apr 2006, 00:32    Post subject: if you were wondering where . . .  

if you were wondering where . . .

quote]A snapshot of Puppy2 alpha, dated March 29th, has been uploaded. This is not an official release. It is for Puppy testers and developers. Get it from here:
http://www.puppyos.com/test/ [/quote]

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Sage

Joined: 04 Oct 2005
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Location: GB

PostPosted: Sat 01 Apr 2006, 01:41    Post subject:  

That is pretty amazing, Barry. I have a box of old Cyrix s somewhere and a pile of S7 boards. Loadsa old P60/75/90 kicking about in skips which are ideal for Puppy! The presence of a swap file or partition can dramatically lower the memory requirements, as sylvie and others have reported. For useful running speeds, I try to bump up the RAM to 48Mb, though.
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