Think AntiX would work on a Toshiba Libretto 110 CT?

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Think AntiX would work on a Toshiba Libretto 110 CT?

#1 Postby carlnyc » Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:03 pm

I hope this finds you well.

Here are my Libretto's specs:
* Laptop Type: Ultraportable Laptop
* Processor: Pentium MMX 233 MHz
* Installed Memory: 32 MB (EDO RAM)
* Hard Drive: 4.3 GB IDE
* Display: 7.1 in. TFT Active Matrix

Just wondering.

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#2 Postby drg » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:34 pm

Hi carlnyc. Checkout my 2 threads with such old hardware at antix.freeforums.org. Mind, I've not tried on a laptop. 32 M ram is just enough to use "486-core", but I think you'll need a bit more to install from cd. There might be workarounds, not sure what at the moment. Oh, yeah, I'm no expert, just learning by trial and error. Sure would like to see it work! My regards, drg

If you could make that 64M ram (or better), you could use the full 486 version.

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#3 Postby lucky9 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:39 pm

You might also use the 'persistent' option. It's not a real install, but you can install programs and have changes be permanent.
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#4 Postby rokytnji » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:29 pm

Tiny core linux minimum system requirements

What are the minimum requirements?

An absolute minimum of RAM is 48mb. TC won't boot with anything less, no matter how many terabytes of swap you have.
Microcore runs with 36mb of ram.
The minimum cpu is i486DX (486 with a math processor).


So it will be something if the cli installer in

http://www.mepisimo.com/antix/Testing/antiX-core-486-b1.iso

would work on 32mb of ram. I would make a swap partition of 200mb with fdisk or cfdisk first before trying to install to give the ram some help to carry the load.

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#5 Postby carlnyc » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:51 pm

rokytnji wrote:Tiny core linux minimum system requirements



So it will be something if the cli installer in

http://www.mepisimo.com/antix/Testing/antiX-core-486-b1.iso

would work on 32mb of ram. I would make a swap partition of 200mb with fdisk or cfdisk first before trying to install to give the ram some help to carry the load.


Dear rokytnji, lucky9, drg,

I hope this finds you all well.

Thank you very much for responding, and thank you for your suggestions.

I'm going to investigate what is involved in making a "swap partition," for sure, since I've never attempted such a procedure before.

Although it is fun looking at what is left of the Win'98 OS running on my little old Toshiba, I'd sure like to see if I can breathe new life into the box. I have fond memories of taking it with me on the road, on business trips, back in the days when E-mail and the Web were "cutting edge" technologies to me.

I suppose I may just run by my neighborhood computer store first, however, to see if it would be possible to "juice-up" my Libretto's hardware a bit before following your recommendations.

Regardless, thank you very much for your time and for your guidance, and please accept my

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#6 Postby lucky9 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:47 am

Look over this guide before doing anything (except adding memory): http://www.mepisguides.com/Mepis-6/Install/resize/Mepis-Install-Resize.html

The only problem is getting a LiveCD to boot. I'd suggest PartedMagic. It's fairly light. Last version is about 120MB in size. So it will boot on a lot of low memory computers. You can find it by googling partedmagic.

A SWAP partition is a partition that is set aside for swapping if there is not enough physical memory to do what you're doing. It isn't used unless that (not enough memory) happens.
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#7 Postby anticapitalista » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:21 pm

Sorry to spoil the fun, but antiX will not install with only 32 MB RAM (drg has tried). It *might* with as low as 40MB, definely installs with 64MB RAM (48 MB should also install antiX-core).

You have to use the cli-installer though.

If you get antiX to install, you won't be able to do much in a gui with 32 MB RAM. Have a read of drg's posts over at antiX site for what he/she managed to do.
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