Recommend for quick boot-shutdown?

Recommend for quick boot-shutdown?

Post by Offbre » Thu, 01 Aug 2002 11:12:33

This has to have been asked before, but I have not been able to find
it discussed anywhere.

I installed an old Caldera distro and it takes forever to boot and
shutdown, even longer than Windows does.

I have Mandrake 7.1 and RedHat 7.0 availible. Would one of those boot
and shutdown faster? Should I go looking for another distro and which?

Innovabook 480CDS
Pentium 100
64Megs RAM (IIRC)
2Gig HDD
PCMCIA modem or NIC (probably cannot use both at once)
PCMCIA USB (if I can find the card) CDRW
Parallel port Zip.

Mainly surfing and downloading, recording, and viewing books, text
files, etc. No games, maybe download a little music.

Experience level, Installed the Caldera a couple of times, but did not
do a good job (that version did not like LCD screens). Installed and
used DOS, win95, and win98.


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Doubly thankful if you would respond via email as well as posting here!

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