[xubuntu-users] Running Ubuntu or Xubuntu with 550 Mhz and 186 MB RAM?

Pasi Lallinaho open at knome.fi
Tue Oct 21 17:01:30 UTC 2008

NoOp wrote:
> On 10/21/2008 04:21 AM, Bas Roufs wrote:
>> Dear Everybody
>>> Re: Running Ubuntu or Xubuntu with 550 Mhz and 186 MB RAM?
>> Thanks for all the input so far in this thread at both the Ubuntu and 
>> Xubuntu user forums.
> [snip]
>>> ... I have a 350Mhz 128MB Clevo (Lap-Note) with both standard Ubuntu (Gnome) and xubutu installed. It is primarily only used as a print server for my USB printer, but it does work...
>> This sounds really interesting.... How did you install this software, 
>> NoOp? Via a 'minimal CD image' (see below)? Or in some other way? How 
>> much Hard Disk space do you use for the system files on your 'Clevo Lap 
>> Note'?
> I _always_ use the alternate CD's to install - the liveCD's simply won't
> work on a machine with that limited amount of memory. Standard Ubuntu
> installs just fine; afterwards I just went through and ripped out some
> disk wasting programs that weren't useful on a machine that slow.
> Installing Xubuntu worked better out of the box as it already trims much
> of the fat included in standard Ubuntu.
> Originally the machine had a 4.7G hard drive & I could just barely
> squeeze Ubuntu on it (meaning that I could install but then had less
> than 1G of free space. Xubuntu left considerably more, but I can't
> recall how much more. I eventually ripped out a 20G hard drive from a
> fried Dell laptop (it was free) - remounted in the Clevo and that gave
> me sufficient hard drive space to expand the swap and actually do
> something useful with it. It works great as a print server; I have a USB
> printer & got tired of having to always having to turn on my main
> machine just so my son could print from his wireless...
On my 4G EeePC with normal Xubuntu installation (no alternative or
minimal CD) and quite a few custom software I had over 1G left before
starting to use the space for normal files.

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