lean & mean linux distro anyone?

lean & mean linux distro anyone?

Postby lincomatic » Sun May 12, 2002 10:10 am

i just put redhat 7.2 on my 266mhz PI laptop (dual boot w/ windoze so i can run netstumbler) and it is a DOG! my machine only has 96MB ram and it just thrashes continuously.

i seem to remember the days when u could run linux on a 386. now it runs slower than Win2K w/ the same hardware! even boots slower.

anyone know what's a good lean & mean linux distro to use on wimpy hardware?
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Postby The Others » Sun May 12, 2002 10:26 am

According to war driving dot com

I'm currently working on that 1-disk Linux Wardriving Distro, possibly posting an image tomorrow!


Unfortunatly he didn't:(

Some time soon hopefully
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Postby JimmyPopAli » Sun May 12, 2002 12:49 pm

I run Debian without X on my pos laptop. It seems to run pretty well, if I do need to run any X stuff then I use Blackbox.
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Postby fungus » Sun May 12, 2002 10:13 pm

I run Linux and Kismet (http://www.kismetwireless.net) on an old IBM Thinkpad. 120 MHZ, 64 meg ram. Works great.

You can see it around 10 minutes into the "Wireless Point of Sale Security" video below.

http://www.lpbn.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=61

It's a nice shot with Kismet showing Petsmart and Best Buy ip ranges.
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Postby lincomatic » Sun May 12, 2002 10:26 pm

fungus, what linux distro are you using?
thanks.

p.s. btw is the meeting still going to be in agoura hills?
pps yr unwired show was very informative this wk and last :-)
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Postby blackwave » Sun May 12, 2002 10:27 pm

Watching it right now from server2 :)
Nice mention of the mic. Is there a link to dl the rm file?
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Postby fungus » Sun May 12, 2002 10:33 pm

Using RedHat 7.1 for now. Moving to 7.3 and a Cisco card when I have time.

No rm file download.

Meeting is in Agoura. If there is interest, we'll try to do the next meeting in Pasadena, at Pasadena City College.
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The answer...

Postby packetgrinder » Mon May 13, 2002 7:35 am

www.gentoo.org

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Postby lullabud » Mon May 13, 2002 3:16 pm

man, i've had some problems with red-hat too. mostly mild annoyances, but a friend of mine installed rh7.3 today and said it was like 4 GB! that's crazy. personally, i like mandrake. it's easy, everything works out of the box, has a nice installation too. i think you just have to pay special attention to what packages you install, especially daemons and such.
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Postby CannonFotter » Tue May 14, 2002 4:30 am

That is about as striped down of a distrobution as you can get. Be warned!!!!! it is for ONLY TRUE UNIX/LINUX GEEKS!!!!!

Otherwise just whatch what you install. I have SuSe running on an old compaq 486/50Mhz laptop with 24meg of ram. and it rocks.


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