[CentOS] Old Small Box

Brett Serkez bserkez at gmail.com
Thu Jan 22 12:31:43 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 6:06 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?

Depends on what you want to use it for.  I have successfully run
CentOS on PIIIs with as little as 256MB of memory, but with limited
functionality enabled, usually as a firewall, SAMBA server and/or web
server.  In all cases I took care during installation to install as
little software as possible, disable all unnecessary daemons and use
only the command line.


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