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Which Puppy Do I Need?
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puppypuppy32

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PostPosted: Mon 23 Aug 2010, 19:18    Post subject:  Which Puppy Do I Need?  

I have an old computer I'm trying to salvage, but I don't know what to use.
It only has 128MB and 100MHz on it. I'd like to use Puppy/Linux as a live CD, but I don't know where or how to.
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bodbozzle


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PostPosted: Mon 23 Aug 2010, 19:48    Post subject:  

For an old PC, Puppy 214X could be a choice.
There are 2 versions.
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=42553
You should create a swap- partition also on the hard-disk , with GParted.
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Enter the size of the third partition in the "New Size" field. This partition is to hold Linux's swap files as a Linux swap partition. You should make it as large as your computer's memory (RAM). With my test computer, this amounts to 128 megabytes (MB). Select linux-swap from the "Filesystem" box and click "Add".

http://www.puppylinux.org/main/index.php?file=Manual-English04.txt

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PostPosted: Mon 23 Aug 2010, 19:51    Post subject:  

More info:
Puppy Linux 214X Distro & Apps
http://www.wisdom-seekers.com/puppy214x.html
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puppypuppy32

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Aug 2010, 18:16    Post subject:  

Any other suggestions from anyone?
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rjbrewer


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PostPosted: Tue 24 Aug 2010, 18:21    Post subject: Re: Which Puppy Do I Need?  

puppypuppy32 wrote:
I have an old computer I'm trying to salvage, but I don't know what to use.
It only has 128MB and 100MHz on it. I'd like to use Puppy/Linux as a live CD, but I don't know where or how to.


Is that 100mhz the ram speed or the speed of the cpu?

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Aug 2010, 18:44    Post subject:  

Another regular on this forum (looseSCREWorTWO) uses a simple rule of thumb for swap:
RAM + swap = 512MB
So in your case, that would be a 384MB of swap.

rjbrewer wrote:
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Is that 100mhz the ram speed or the speed of the cpu?

Good catch! The RAM (or bus) speed is typically lower than the processor (cpu) speed.
The cpu speed is what's relevant here.

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Aug 2010, 21:28    Post subject: minipup  

Try this
http://minipc.org/pup/minipup2.02R-OC-28Apr07.iso
(It has no Flash)

Or you can check out
http://minipc.org/pup/
for version with Flash.

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PostPosted: Wed 25 Aug 2010, 00:53    Post subject:  

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It only has 128MB

I forgot to ask this before: Is it possible for you to add more RAM?
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PostPosted: Thu 26 Aug 2010, 19:37    Post subject:  

The processor is 1GHz, 100FSB. The memory/ram is 128mb, and the memory speed is 100MHz.
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PostPosted: Thu 26 Aug 2010, 20:51    Post subject:  

Almost any puppy will run on a 1GHz processor. The RAM is the big issue, IMO. I've had pretty much every official version up to 4.2.1 running on slower processors with 128MB of RAM, but the best response has been with the 2 and 3 series pups at that level.

If it were me, I'd upgrade the RAM to at least 256MB and run either 214X (I'm biased, but its great) or 4.3.1. If you can't get or upgrade the RAM, I'd definitely go with something a little lighter. There are a lot of choices out there for that... it would depend on what you want to use the machine for.

What will you be doing with it?

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