livecd memory requirements
mail4me at surajram.eu.org
Sun Apr 15 20:17:52 UTC 2007
i'm using LFS on my system now...
On 4/15/07, Eero Tamminen <oak at helsinkinet.fi> wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-04-15 at 09:50 -0700, Surajram Kumaravel wrote:
> > I'm using an old computer and I couldn't use Ubuntu, Kubuntu &
> > Xubuntu live CDs till Memory was upgraded. I am talking about Ubuntu
> > 5.1, Kubuntu 6.xx and Xubuntu 6 (For All these even the Installed
> > version with 256 MB Swap space is a bit sluggish on my P3 500Mhz
> > Computer. Suggetions to improve performance will be welcome.
> How much RAM do you have?
> If you have less than 128MB, I would suggest:
> - Using the (text-only) alternate (X/K/Ubuntu) CD for installing
> (or using the just released Debian Etch instead of Ubuntu)
> - Doing server installation
> - After the server install finishes, install (with apt-get)
> xorg, icewm, gdm
> - at this stage you need to setup X server, you can use
> e.g. dpkg-reconfigure to redo it. For more speed and
> less memory usage, set the default display bitdepth to
> 16bpp instead of the default 24/32
> - Then you can do "/etc/init.d/gdm start", configure your new desktop
> and install more software. I would probably start from installing
> a graphical package manager and a browser (if using Gtk apps,
> Epiphany-browser takes less RAM than Firefox and it uses
> the same HTML engine as Firefox)
>  I might do it even with 128MB of RAM because browsers need
> nowadays so much RAM that the more is left for them, the better.
> I just did this with Debian Etch after the Xubuntu Feisty beta
> live-CD didn't work with old 96MB machine (after taking >1 hour
> to try to come up), but it should work for Ubuntu too, that doesn't
> differ that much from Debian. :-)
> - Eero
> PS. For a desktop the server install leaves some things like
> inetd/portmap/nfs-common into boot which could be removed,
> see /etc/rc2.d/README. My machine doesn't have Bluetooth so
> I removed BT service startups too.
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