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NFlex23
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MagicCrayon9342 wrote:

(#700)

Qwert870 wrote:

kccuber wrote:

Qwert870 wrote:

Qwert870 wrote:

What distro would you recommend to run on my IBM NetVista alongside Windows XP with 512MB of RAM?
Oh yeah it needs to be 32-bit and the iso can be burned to a cd (under 700mb)
debian netboot, you can get i386, do you have an ethernet connection and a cable?
here's the exact iso:
https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/current/i386/iso-cd/firmware-11.3.0-i386-netinst.iso
install something light like fluxbox after installing is done
Yes it has ethernet.
No operating system released in this day and age will run on 512mb of RAM.
Many Linux distros would, and I thought you of all people would know that.
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MagicCrayon9342 wrote:

Qwert870 wrote:

kccuber wrote:

Qwert870 wrote:

Qwert870 wrote:

What distro would you recommend to run on my IBM NetVista alongside Windows XP with 512MB of RAM?
Oh yeah it needs to be 32-bit and the iso can be burned to a cd (under 700mb)
debian netboot, you can get i386, do you have an ethernet connection and a cable?
here's the exact iso:
https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/current/i386/iso-cd/firmware-11.3.0-i386-netinst.iso
install something light like fluxbox after installing is done
Yes it has ethernet.
No operating system released in this day and age will run on 512mb of RAM.
Manjaro on i3 uses around 200mb.



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MagicCrayon9342
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skymover1239 wrote:

MagicCrayon9342 wrote:

Qwert870 wrote:

kccuber wrote:

Qwert870 wrote:

Qwert870 wrote:

What distro would you recommend to run on my IBM NetVista alongside Windows XP with 512MB of RAM?
Oh yeah it needs to be 32-bit and the iso can be burned to a cd (under 700mb)
debian netboot, you can get i386, do you have an ethernet connection and a cable?
here's the exact iso:
https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/current/i386/iso-cd/firmware-11.3.0-i386-netinst.iso
install something light like fluxbox after installing is done
Yes it has ethernet.
No operating system released in this day and age will run on 512mb of RAM.
Manjaro on i3 uses around 200mb.
A standard installation of Firefox uses around 300-600mb with few tabs open.
Depending on the styling and transparency the RAM usage of i3 can vary.

So you know you can't run any browsers.. So that's where it ends.



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Qwert870 wrote:

kccuber wrote:

Qwert870 wrote:

Qwert870 wrote:

What distro would you recommend to run on my IBM NetVista alongside Windows XP with 512MB of RAM?
Oh yeah it needs to be 32-bit and the iso can be burned to a cd (under 700mb)
debian netboot, you can get i386, do you have an ethernet connection and a cable?
here's the exact iso:
https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/current/i386/iso-cd/firmware-11.3.0-i386-netinst.iso
install something light like fluxbox after installing is done
Yes it has ethernet.
Alright, you can install Debian then. Just don't select any desktop environment. Then you can install X and Fluxbox using this Debian Wiki article: https://wiki.debian.org/FluxBox

I hope you aren't doing much web browsing though because 512MB isn't enough for a browser. You should add an additional 1GB of swap space. Let me see if I can make a VM with similar specs and install debian and fluxbox.

Last edited by kccuber (April 30, 2022 17:05:53)



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MagicCrayon9342 wrote:

skymover1239 wrote:

MagicCrayon9342 wrote:

Qwert870 wrote:

kccuber wrote:

Qwert870 wrote:

Qwert870 wrote:

What distro would you recommend to run on my IBM NetVista alongside Windows XP with 512MB of RAM?
Oh yeah it needs to be 32-bit and the iso can be burned to a cd (under 700mb)
debian netboot, you can get i386, do you have an ethernet connection and a cable?
here's the exact iso:
https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/current/i386/iso-cd/firmware-11.3.0-i386-netinst.iso
install something light like fluxbox after installing is done
Yes it has ethernet.
No operating system released in this day and age will run on 512mb of RAM.
Manjaro on i3 uses around 200mb.
A standard installation of Firefox uses around 300-600mb with few tabs open.
Depending on the styling and transparency the RAM usage of i3 can vary.

So you know you can't run any browsers.. So that's where it ends.
Terminal browsers won't use that much RAM.



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Qwert870
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MagicCrayon9342 wrote:

Qwert870 wrote:

kccuber wrote:

Qwert870 wrote:

Qwert870 wrote:

What distro would you recommend to run on my IBM NetVista alongside Windows XP with 512MB of RAM?
Oh yeah it needs to be 32-bit and the iso can be burned to a cd (under 700mb)
debian netboot, you can get i386, do you have an ethernet connection and a cable?
here's the exact iso:
https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/current/i386/iso-cd/firmware-11.3.0-i386-netinst.iso
install something light like fluxbox after installing is done
Yes it has ethernet.
No operating system released in this day and age will run on 512mb of RAM.
But my computer is only 20 years old!
Qwert870
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MagicCrayon9342 wrote:

skymover1239 wrote:

MagicCrayon9342 wrote:

Qwert870 wrote:

kccuber wrote:

Qwert870 wrote:

Qwert870 wrote:

What distro would you recommend to run on my IBM NetVista alongside Windows XP with 512MB of RAM?
Oh yeah it needs to be 32-bit and the iso can be burned to a cd (under 700mb)
debian netboot, you can get i386, do you have an ethernet connection and a cable?
here's the exact iso:
https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/current/i386/iso-cd/firmware-11.3.0-i386-netinst.iso
install something light like fluxbox after installing is done
Yes it has ethernet.
No operating system released in this day and age will run on 512mb of RAM.
Manjaro on i3 uses around 200mb.
A standard installation of Firefox uses around 300-600mb with few tabs open.
Depending on the styling and transparency the RAM usage of i3 can vary.

So you know you can't run any browsers.. So that's where it ends.
I don't really need a browser.
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Qwert870 wrote:

I don't really need a browser.
Ok, you should be fine with Debian and fluxbox


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kccuber wrote:

fine with Debia
A browser and internet is important functionality of a computer.



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MagicCrayon9342 wrote:

kccuber wrote:

fine with Debia
A browser and internet is important functionality of a computer.
If I want to browse the web I'm gonna use something a bit newer. I was able to get an older version of Firefox (28
I think) to run on here. The CPU does not support SSE2 so the choice is limited.

Anyways I got Puppy Linux BionicPup32 installed. (BTW I didn't use the Netvista instead I used an AMD Athlon machine, it has 512MB of RAM too.) It works great!

Last edited by Qwert870 (May 1, 2022 18:19:29)

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I deleted Windows off of my dualboot system (already) and regret if for a couple of reasons. One of them is this:
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samq64 wrote:

I deleted Windows off of my dualboot system (already) and regret if for a couple of reasons. One of them is this:
It is possible to fix this.
First, you'll want to download GParted to a USB drive (link). You'll flash the ISO to the drive as you did with the Live Linux image.
Then, you'll boot into the USB and open GParted (It should open automatically.)
Finally, right click on the partition you want to resize and click “move/resize” You'll want to adjust the “free space proceeding” option to zero and extend it to reach the full space.

BACK UP YOUR DATA BEFORE TRYING THIS!

Last edited by --Velocity-- (May 2, 2022 16:27:57)


Hey. I use arch btw. I also use a Fedora Silverblue system too!


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--Velocity-- wrote:

First, you'll want to download GParted to a USB drive (link). You'll flash the ISO to the drive as you did with the Live Linux image.
Then, you'll boot into the USB and open GParted (It should open automatically.)
Finally, right click on the partition you want to resize and click “move/resize” You'll want to adjust the “free space proceeding” option to zero and extend it to reach the full space.

BACK UP YOUR DATA BEFORE TRYING THIS!
Thanks!
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samq64 wrote:

--Velocity-- wrote:

First, you'll want to download GParted to a USB drive (link). You'll flash the ISO to the drive as you did with the Live Linux image.
Then, you'll boot into the USB and open GParted (It should open automatically.)
Finally, right click on the partition you want to resize and click “move/resize” You'll want to adjust the “free space proceeding” option to zero and extend it to reach the full space.

BACK UP YOUR DATA BEFORE TRYING THIS!
Thanks!
You might get a few issues with grub, but some quick duckduckgo'ing will help you fix that.

Hey. I use arch btw. I also use a Fedora Silverblue system too!


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I compiled and installed the latest release candidate version of Linux (5.19-rc2). Everything works, WiFi, Graphics, everything!

This wasn't through a package, or a third party source. I directly downloaded the source, compiled it, installed it, debugged it, and installed drivers.

Last edited by MagicCrayon9342 (June 18, 2022 00:39:01)




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MagicCrayon9342 wrote:

I compiled and installed the latest release candidate version of Linux (5.19-rc2). Everything works, WiFi, Graphics, everything!

This wasn't through a package, or a third party source. I directly downloaded the source, compiled it, installed it, debugged it, and installed drivers.
how did you get the gradient in neofetch?


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god286 wrote:

Chiroyce wrote:

Same. Windows isn't very good for a person like me who likes doing stuff with programming languages. macOS is just a whole lot better, ships with built in Python2, Ruby, Bash, Zsh, and sh. Linux also does that - but again, hardware support is why I don't use it a lot. For software devs or any person doing anything that's related to software, professional, or as a hobby, or while in college or school, Linux and macOS are better than Windows. Linux does have a few advantages over macOS, it's free, open source, and isn't made by a money hungry company (like Apple or Google or Microsoft).
lol, I remember one time when I had a Lenovo Ideapad 320 and it was SO SLOW and it took me so long to get Node working.
But let's not get too off topic now.. I think there might actually be a Unix topic instead because they have so many similarities (but not equal)
And who wants to use Python2? That's there for legacy purposes; as soon as you go and get Python3 it will just be there to haunt you when you try to copy-paste a command that has python instead of python3 and you never notice
It's easy for Ubuntu / Debian(?) users.
sudo apt install python-is-python3
Back on topic now, shall we?
Does WSL count?

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NFlex23
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kccuber wrote:

(#716)

MagicCrayon9342 wrote:

I compiled and installed the latest release candidate version of Linux (5.19-rc2). Everything works, WiFi, Graphics, everything!

This wasn't through a package, or a third party source. I directly downloaded the source, compiled it, installed it, debugged it, and installed drivers.
how did you get the gradient in neofetch?
This doesn't look like how he did it, but you could do “neofetch | lolcat” and it would generate something similar.
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NFlex23 wrote:

kccuber wrote:

(#716)

MagicCrayon9342 wrote:

I compiled and installed the latest release candidate version of Linux (5.19-rc2). Everything works, WiFi, Graphics, everything!

This wasn't through a package, or a third party source. I directly downloaded the source, compiled it, installed it, debugged it, and installed drivers.
how did you get the gradient in neofetch?
This doesn't look like how he did it, but you could do “neofetch | lolcat” and it would generate something similar.
It's ‘neofetch’ aliased to ‘neofetch | lolcat’



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MagicCrayon9342 wrote:

(#719)

NFlex23 wrote:

kccuber wrote:

(#716)

MagicCrayon9342 wrote:

I compiled and installed the latest release candidate version of Linux (5.19-rc2). Everything works, WiFi, Graphics, everything!

This wasn't through a package, or a third party source. I directly downloaded the source, compiled it, installed it, debugged it, and installed drivers.
how did you get the gradient in neofetch?
This doesn't look like how he did it, but you could do “neofetch | lolcat” and it would generate something similar.
It's ‘neofetch’ aliased to ‘neofetch | lolcat’
That makes sense. lolcat is such a cool command!

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