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Offline rivers79

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Min RAM question
« on: October 18, 2009, 04:54:56 PM »
Hello,

I have a system with 32 MB of RAM.  I am wonding if Tinycore will run on it?

Thanks.

Offline Lee

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Re: Min RAM question
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2009, 07:44:24 PM »
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I have a system with 32 MB of RAM.  I am wonding if Tinycore will run on it?

Using the "embed" boot code should allow you to boot on a 32 MB machine, but the skimpy RAM will probably prove inconvenient before you get much done.

Setting up some swap space would be helpful.

Also, "mount" your extensions instead of "install"ing them.

To save a little more RAM, use Microcore and add the core elements and window manager as "mount"ed extensions.
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Offline tclfan

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Re: Min RAM question
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2009, 05:46:19 AM »
Hello,

I have a system with 32 MB of RAM.  I am wonding if Tinycore will run on it?

Thanks.
TinyCore - unlikely. The only desktop system I know to run well in 32M is Kolibri. It requires 16M of memory and has a bundle of applications included.

Offline rivers79

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Re: Min RAM question
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2009, 08:33:00 AM »

TinyCore - unlikely. The only desktop system I know to run well in 32M is Kolibri. It requires 16M of memory and has a bundle of applications included.

Thank you.  I will give that a try tonight.