[CentOS] Old Small Box

James A. Peltier jpeltier at fas.sfu.ca
Wed Jan 21 23:37:39 UTC 2009

On Wed, 21 Jan 2009, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 4:06 PM, Mike -- EMAIL IGNORED
> <m_d_berger_1900 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I have an old 400mHz Dell with a 20G hard drive
>> and 125M ram.  Can I install and run CentOS on it?
>> Thanks,
> You can install/run the CentOS-3 OS. CentOS-4 might run. I do not
> think CentOS-5 would be able to be installed on the system.

CentOS 5 requires 512MB for installation due to building package 
dependancy trees.  Once installed it will *run* with less, of course, 
package dependency issues can still arise afterwards. ;)

James A. Peltier
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