hardware requirements for openSUSE

Hi I have an old PC and it has the following specs:

Processor: Cyrix M II (167MHZ)
RAM: 128 MB
HD: 4 GB (seagate)
USB Port: N/A

Can I install openSUSE on this machine (on the HD)? Sorry for the low-end computer I have. If I can what version of OpenSUSE would be good? BTW, this is an offline computer.

I’ve run other distros on this machine but I really like openSUSE and how it looks. I want some wordpressors and presentation apps for my school work. I know openSUSE has it but I doubt if my computer is up to the challenge of installing openSUSE.

Thanks!

-nico

Sysreqs - openSUSE

The processor is too slow. I have a 433MHz processor running KDE1.2 from 2000 and that isn’t fast but you need a much faster processor for almost any graphical interface today.

You might get DSL or possibly Antix running or you could use it as a server in certain contexts but that is about all.

That kind of computer would go back to the old Suse of 8 to maybe an early 9.0 could install on that small of a RAM footprint.

I know I was able to get the RedHat 9.0 ( their last free pre Fedora release ) onto a computer with similar specs as that.

I can’t say for Suse exactly which one will work, because until RedHat dropped the free version for Fedora I was a Red Hat user, and it wasn’t till after 9.0 RedHat that I came over to Suse

okay, i’ll try both Suse 9.0 and Red Hat 9.0…
Thanks!

nicoyuey wrote:
> okay, i’ll try both Suse 9.0 and Red Hat 9.0…

hmmmm…in my most humble opinion: if you intend to try to actually
USE that box for (say) connecting to the internet…you are MUCH
better off if you select a current system which includes all the
security patches applied since either of those 9.0 versions were
released…

here are some to consider:

i’ve not actually run any of these more than a few minutes, but i
hear they might do what you need:

-Crunchbang <http://crunchbanglinux.org/>

-SliTaz <http://www.slitaz.org/>


platinum
Give a hacker a fish and you feed him for a day.
Teach don’t-run-old-unpatched-stuff and you feed him for a lifetime.

Thanks platinum.

I’ve tried Linux Puppy 4.12, but I had issues with the GRUB. Sometimes it’s not booting. I’ve tried DSL on VM but I had problems with the interphase. Not much enticing GUI and no word processor, although I really bow down to its creators and the way they maximized resources.

I have to try Elive, Vector, Crunchbang, Slitaz and AntiX 8.2. I’ve tried AntiX 8.0(base) but I can’t install it to HD. I’ve burned Slitaz and tried to boot with it but it failed. (Slitaz LiveCD-Stable Version)

Thanks for the advise!

-nico

> I’ve tried Linux Puppy 4.12, but I had issues with the GRUB. Sometimes
> it’s not booting.

if you try each of them and nothing works exactly right the first
time, then i’d suggest you go back to Puppy and join their forum and
let them help you sort though the GRUB issue…i’d guess it will be
pretty easy to solve…

and, i guess Puppy has the best chance of providing all your
needs/wants on such an old/slow/small hardware system…

HINT: with the limitations of that hardware you probably are gonna
have to get over the “but I really like openSUSE and how it looks” and
realize that a lot of those looks you see in screen shots REQUIRES
computing power, RAM and video-RAM you don’t have…

if you want to run linux for “wordpressors and presentation apps for
my school work” you can do that in Puppy…what you can’t do is do
that and at the same time replicate the looks and feel of a bleeding
edge operating system with rotating cubes and etc…


platinum

Well, thanks a lot platinum!
Appreciate the honest reply. Thanks for the enlightening words of wisdom. I actually would like to try all that you have recommended from the above post.
Thank you much!

-nico

very welcome…enjoy the -FREEDOM- to choose it the way YOU want/need
it…


platinum
Give a hacker a fish and you feed him for a day.
Teach reality and you feed him for a lifetime.