Linux for old computers

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

    I am not sure how much Ram that Apache needs
  2. I think Apache is min 64MB RAM.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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