Woohoo!!!! Running FC6!!!
cannewilson at tiscali.co.uk
Tue Nov 7 20:17:29 UTC 2006
On Tuesday 07 November 2006 19:56, Craig White wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-11-07 at 18:57 +0000, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > Anne Wilson <cannewilson <at> tiscali.co.uk> writes:
> > > At the other end of the scale, last night I took to my local LUG a
> > > laptop
> > that
> > > is nearing its 6th birthday, has a 700 processor, 256MB RAM, and is
> > > running FC6. It's not the fastest machine on the block, and doesn't
> > > have fancy things like wifi, but boy, were they impressed!
> > Hey, you're not at the end of the scale yet. :-p My laptop has a 266 MHz
> > Pentium II and 160 MB of RAM and it runs FC6 too. :-) How I got it
> > installed with so few RAM? I had installed FC2 when that was the current
> > version, then upgraded to FC5 with Anaconda and a few restarts (because
> > it would hang when loading the repodata from the next ISO due to low
> > RAM), and now I upgraded it to FC6 using apt-get dist-upgrade.
> while I was bored hanging around after a motorcycle accident, I
> installed FC-5 on my Vaio C-1X (the original Sony PictureBook) with only
> 4G HD, 266 MHz P-II and 64Mb RAM. It's slow as a dog but it works. I
> simply launch the NX-Client application, get a terminal off my freenx
> server and it screams ;-)
While the laptop feels slow to me, after this workstation, it is perfectly
usable as long as you don't try to run too many packages at once. I got
comments like 'Isn't it slick!' I think it ran better than some of their
installs on much later hardware. Most impressive.
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