Ubuntu Server hardware requirements...

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Thu Mar 31 11:57:05 UTC 2011

Clint Byrum <clint at ubuntu.com> wrote:

>This states the following requirements for running Ubuntu Server:
> * 300 MHz x86 processor
> * 128MB of system memory (RAM)
> * 1GB of disk space
> * Graphics card and monitor capable of 640x480
> * CD-ROM drive
>The first one is somewhat funny, as I think there were only a few early
>Pentium II's and PentiumPro's that ran at 300Mhz. Since we dropped i586
>support in Maverick, might we also think about raising this to say,
>450Mhz ?
>Also while there are things one can do w/ 128MB of RAM on Ubuntu
>Server.. is it a realistic minimum?
>Do we actually require a graphics card? If you are clever you can get
>the alternative installer to install via serial console IIRC.
CDROM is definitely not required.

Scott K

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