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Install on Flash for PC with 32M Ram (5 posts)

Topic tags: DOS, old pc
  • Profile picture of Mehdi Mehdi said 1 year, 4 months ago:

    Hi,
    we have 50 Old! PC that boot by DOS and connect to a Central PC (Unix OS) and use from a COBOL Software by command

    These PC have not H.D.D and have 32MB Ram Only!we want to use a Fast,Lightweight Linux that have a Graphical Desktop and we can run Firefox on it

    Can we use slitaz for this issue or we should search for another distribution that Run Kernel on 32M Ram?

    Thanks a lot
    Best Regards

  • Profile picture of Trixar_za Trixar_za said 1 year, 4 months ago:

    Depending on the processor, you’ll probably only get it to barely work using something like slitaz-loram-cdrom or tinycore. It’s even less likely running the latest firefox. There is just not enough RAM! I know of only one graphical micro-linux that runs in 16Mb of RAM, but even then firefox will still be too heavy for it.

  • Profile picture of Mehdi Mehdi said 1 year, 4 months ago:

    Can i use Flash as Virtual memory(for increase Ram)?

  • Profile picture of Trixar_za Trixar_za said 1 year, 4 months ago:

    If you format it as a linux swap, then yes. RAM heavy programs will still try to use most of your RAM though, but you should be able to run Midori without problems and maybe Firefox 1.5 if you can find a copy.

  • Profile picture of christophe christophe said 1 year, 4 months ago:

    oldest versions of FF are here (oldest one is 0.8 and there is a tar file with the sources, just in case)

    https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/

    Not sure also how you would get flash card to run efficiently on an old PC (including, from a bandwidth perspective).
    32 MB sounds like a PC older than 1998 (I remember my professionnal labptop in june 98 with 32MB standard plus 16 MB ram extension….). Don’t make your breath depend on that….

    By the way i think it was running windows95.

    You could try to find some old version of Solaris if they still exist, I remember running Netscape on Solaris before then ;)