older distros and machine for sale wasRe: [oclug] Kudos to Vic!
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Thu Apr 15 10:38:44 EDT 2004
On Thu, 15 Apr 2004 10:23:36 -0400 (EDT)
Robert Brockway <robert at timetraveller.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Apr 2004, Peter Timusk wrote:
> > Vic or anyone else. I wonder about the debian 2.1 distro. It seems
> > only one US archive is on line. I was thinking of downloading the
> > whole thing piece by piece but maybe someone can find the CD's for
> > this distro. I would like a disk set or a pointer to the ftp site
> > where I can download the iso. Like much software the older versions
> > although insecure are worth having to refurbish older machines that
> > can't run the newer versions. Thus saving some machines from the
> > landfill.
> Hi Peter. I'd be very surprised if you found the memory requirements of
> Debian 3.0 were much more (or any more) than 2.1. Any vaugely modern
> system should be usable with a modern distro. The minimum memory to
> install Debian 2.1 or Debian 3.0 should be the same.
I have heard reports that it is a bit more memory hungry on the install.
Maybe if I'm bored one day I'll do a real comparison. ;)
Still, if one were to upgrade from 2.1 to 3.0 _after_ the install, and
kept a 2.2 series kernel, memory requirements should be close.
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