[oclug] Debian 2.1 iso images for packages where on the net is it?
chris123 at magma.ca
Sat Nov 22 09:33:34 EST 2003
On Saturday 22 November 2003 09:09, Peter Timusk wrote:
> Why 2.1? because I have a Thinkpad with a 486 processor and 12 MB ram
> and it needs Linux, too. This is, I believe, an appropriate version
> number for this application. Why do people so readily suggest other
> distros and versions on this list. Seems that's a major decision and if
> one changed every week one could be in trouble. Yes, I have a Thinkpad
> with a 1.8 GB processor but that's not the same one and I am holding
> off installing Linux on the newer TP.
> heard of bloat? Some Linux versions distros won't run on older hardware
> is my understanding.
This is correct. This is however a function of the installer mostly rather
then a function of application or kernel boat. The installers typically
require a high amount of memory that may exceed 32 megs available on older
units. Once yoru past the installer you can of couse pick and chose every
single aspect of what is or is not installed on your putter.
This is not the case with debian as they use an ancient installer that is not
very graphically intensive which is all the rage now.
If you need iso's a good tool to use is google "debian 2.1 iso" will point you
in the right direction. Ive checked about six mirrors and they either only
carry current release versions, or are down for now. So you have two option,
grab whats available or waite till the mirrors and main sites go live again.
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