SOT: Linux install on a P-II, need text games

Jussi Lehtola jussilehtola at
Thu Aug 20 21:10:42 UTC 2009

On Fri, 2009-08-21 at 02:21 +0530, Deboo ^ wrote:
> > The minimum for F11 is 128 MB for text mode. I don't know if you can get
> > by with less if you get by installation.
> Well actually, some machines have 32 MB, others vary from 64 to 256 MB.
> I have a copy of FC2 CDs lying around, would that install with that much RAM?

I wouldn't recommend using such an old distro.

> What other distros would you suggest for the games as well as for this
> amount of RAM?

Personally, I'd use Debian. The minimal install is very light and apt is
fast also on low-end hardware (yum is slowly getting there, but is still
way back). AFAIK there's a CD install available of the whole package
collection, too.
Jussi Lehtola
Fedora Project Contributor
jussilehtola at

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