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January 14, 2011 5:04:22 PM

Hi;
I have old embedded motherboard with 64mb ram and broken Ethernet port.
which distro is just good enough to set system as a small web server?

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January 15, 2011 12:45:52 AM

I am running OpenBSD on a 486 with 32MB Ram and a 6GB HDD

I am not sure how much Ram that Apache needs
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January 16, 2011 4:19:16 AM

I think Apache is min 64MB RAM.
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January 16, 2011 11:56:29 AM

LogiXcraft said:
Hi;
I have old embedded motherboard with 64mb ram and broken Ethernet port.
which distro is just good enough to set system as a small web server?


Check NetBSD. NetBSD is designed to run on any and all hardware no matter how weird it may be. Of course, I don't understand why you would install a web server on a box with a broken ethernet port unless you are planning on fixing it somehow. Network connectivity is usually a vital part of web servers.
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February 22, 2011 11:38:06 AM

LogiXcraft said:
Hi;
I have old embedded motherboard with 64mb ram and broken Ethernet port.
which distro is just good enough to set system as a small web server?


Hi. I have "played" with many distros for old, less resourceful computers. With less than 128 MB of RAM the groups narrows to really small core Linuxes. I would recomend DSL, TinyCore, Puppy Linux, SliTaz GNU/Linux, etc.
Check http: // distrowatch .com/search.php?category=Old+Computers

However, some times even Linuxes that use as low as 32 MB of RAM, need some processor "muscle power" for some tasks... so you have to be patient ;) 
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