> I've got 2 problems.
>First, I have an old 386 with 3 meg of RAM. I tried several tiny linux
>distributions but none worked. Either they were for 486 and above, or need
>more RAM. Anyone know of a distribution with less requirements?
Try looking at the "Linux in 2MB RAM?" page here:
They mention a truly tiny distro called "Bogus", among other things.
Also, you might try getting the most full-featured "single diskette"
or "rescue diskette" version of linux you can find, and just use that.
If you need a fancy installer though, don't even bother! With so
little RAM, you're almost certainly going to be doing everything by hand.
Quote:> Second question, I have a 486 laptop with 8 meg of RAM with floppy but no
> cdrom. I was hoping to find a small distribution, say 25 to 50 meg with
> images. I would use sneaker net with a stack of floppies. Either that or a
> tiny linux distribution that I actually install to the harddrive. I am
> currently using a linux that loads into ram, so I can't shut the power off.
I'm using "Tiny" (not "Tiny Linux") on a similar machine - 33Mhz 486,
8MB RAM, 200MB HD, with a PCMCIA network card. Ran as my webserver for a
while, though I'm not using it just now. Tiny is at http://tiny.seul.org/