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    Default What is the last release of opensuse supports the i586?

    Want to load SuSE on an older laptop that has a Pentium M processor (1.4Gh) and has 512 Mb memory (can be expanded to 1Gb). Actually it is a Gateway 450 series. What is the latest version of SuSE can be loaded on it?

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    Default Re: What is the last release of opensuse supports the i586?

    The latest version 13.1, still support x86_32, so you could use that.
    Personally I'd try really minimizing the install as much as possible for a
    box with that little RAM, and I'd definitely expand it to 1 GB if possible.

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    Ok, this is good... Tried using the 13.1 live version (with KDE) and yes it did seem to take forever and never did complete so I was left wondering that 12.x might have been the last. I know 11.3 does work as it has this version loaded.

    I look at getting the memory increased.

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: What is the last release of opensuse supports the i586?

    If you want to install on a system with a small amount of RAM use the
    full DVD not the live versions. I have an openSUSE 13.1 successfully
    running on a 512MB system with a more than 10 years old CPU. It even
    runs reasonable with KDE 4 (disabled desktop effects and also desktop
    animations of course).

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    HTPC: oS 13.1 x86_64 | Celeron@1.8GHz | 2GB | Gnome 3.10 | HD 2500

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    Default Re: What is the last release of opensuse supports the i586?

    On 04/01/2014 02:21 PM, Martin Helm wrote:
    > If you want to install on a system with a small amount of RAM use the
    > full DVD not the live versions. I have an openSUSE 13.1 successfully
    > running on a 512MB system with a more than 10 years old CPU. It even
    > runs reasonable with KDE 4 (disabled desktop effects and also desktop
    > animations of course).


    To install on an i586 machine, you need to use NET install. All other 32-bit
    ISOs assume an i686. I have a laptop with an AMD K5/450 with 256 MB of RAM. It
    is not speedy, and I would never run a GUI on it, but it serves my purpose as a
    test machine for some PCMCIA devices.



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    Default Re: What is the last release of opensuse supports the i586?

    Am 01.04.2014 21:45, schrieb Larry Finger:
    > To install on an i586 machine, you need to use NET install. All
    > other 32-bit ISOs assume an i686. I have a laptop with an AMD K5/450
    > with 256 MB of RAM. It is not speedy, and I would never run a GUI on
    > it, but it serves my purpose as a test machine for some PCMCIA
    > devices.
    >

    The full DVD is also i586 and not i686, I can tell that for sure as I
    used it also to install on a geode lx800 system which is not i686
    compatible.


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    Default Re: What is the last release of opensuse supports the i586?

    Quote Originally Posted by svetter88 View Post
    Want to load SuSE on an older laptop that has a Pentium M processor (1.4Gh) and has 512 Mb memory (can be expanded to 1Gb). Actually it is a Gateway 450 series. What is the latest version of SuSE can be loaded on it?
    I've installed 13.1 full dvd kde on Pentium M 1.3 but I've 1,280 gb ram

    works good even with desktop effects but, of course, nicely quiet

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    Default Re: What is the last release of opensuse supports the i586?

    On 2014-04-01 21:45, Larry Finger wrote:

    > To install on an i586 machine, you need to use NET install. All other
    > 32-bit ISOs assume an i686.


    Nope, I have installed on a Pentium 4 machine using the full dvd of 13.1.

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    Default Re: What is the last release of opensuse supports the i586?

    On 2014-04-01 21:16, svetter88 wrote:
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    > Ok, this is good... Tried using the 13.1 live version (with KDE) and
    > yes it did seem to take forever and never did complete so I was left
    > wondering that 12.x might have been the last. I know 11.3 does work as
    > it has this version loaded.
    >
    > I look at getting the memory increased.


    I have installed on a Pentium 4 machine using the full DVD of 13.1. It
    has 500 MB of RAM, and it runs fine - but I had to create a swap
    partition prior to attempting the installation. I did that with puppy.

    Interestingly, the system while running uses little or no swap (100MB at
    this minute, with 400 MB in cache and buffers). It is the installation
    system that uses a lot. You can run 13.1 with just 500 MB just fine -
    unless you need heavy apps, such as spreadsheets, or mozilla with many tabs.


    I recently tried to install on a virtual machine, with also 500 MB, but
    using the 64 bit version, and it failed several times on the partition
    setup (on add new partition, specifically).

    I tried to use the XFCE rescue image, and this one had a kernel crash,
    low memory on something.

    So I increased ram to about ¾GB, and it installed fine.

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    Default Re: What is the last release of opensuse supports the i586?

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    I have installed on a Pentium 4 machine using the full DVD of 13.1. It
    has 500 MB of RAM, and it runs fine - but I had to create a swap
    partition prior to attempting the installation. I did that with puppy.--
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)
    Deja vu!

    Exactly what I did, including Puppy for partitioning, and it runs quite nicely with KDE.
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