Minimum Memory/cpu requirements

Anthony Yarusso tonyyarusso at
Mon Jul 9 03:25:32 UTC 2007

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Tom Mckay wrote:
> an easy test would be to use VMware and allocate small amounts of
> memory to see where the cutoff is.

Good call - anyone have VMware and the time to try this?  /me has neither

> On 7/7/07, Anthony Yarusso <tonyyarusso at> wrote: Ryan
> Kavanagh wrote:
>>>> On July 6, 2007, Anthony Yarusso wrote:
>>>>> Note that the RAM requirement is for the live CD.  The
>>>>> alternate CD will work on machines with far less than 256,
>>>>> just with more frustration and time as you go down (I'd
>>>>> guess the real minumum is either 64 or 32 megs).  It used
>>>>> to be quoted as 192, so I'm not
> sure
>>>>> if the actual requirements changed or if it just made more
>>>>> sense to round to a near stick size.  The disk space
>>>>> requirement is slightly inflated as well, but not by as
>>>>> much.  You should be able to
> install
>>>>> on just under 3 gig, but would have very little room for
>>>>> documents, tmp files, etc.  You can strip down Xubuntu
>>>>> custom to be pretty
> tiny
>>>>> (I'm working on this atm).
>>>> You probably neet at least 96MB or 129MB ram, I've tried
>>>> installing
> Xubuntu
>>>> (alt CD) at 64MB without any success...
>>>> Cheers, Ryan
> Really?  I seem to remember asking around and being quoted a much
> lower number.  This was after attempting it on a machine with 19MB
> and having it fail at about 90% complete.
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