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    Yeah, I am going to have 2 computers set up. The 900mhz will be the music server and the 166mhz I am trying to figure out what else I could use it for. Thinking maybe I can pick up ZSNES and some ROMs for it and mod a couple SNES controllers to plug into it. It only has a couple libraries that it is dependant on to build, so I think I can use a mostly bare commandline linux as long as I can figure out how to set it up to network from there (shouldn't be too hard with how many sites there are on linux).

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    Quote Originally Posted by CornedBee
    The sort of computer we're talking about, that's not a nice thing. The slowest computer I've ever installed Gentoo on was a Athlon 600 MHz. glibc and gcc take ages to compile. Well, calculate 8 hours for them, at least.
    X and KDE together would take about 24 hours, but you won't need those.
    Yeah, you're right about that. Even on my MacBook, which has a Intel Core Duo @ 1.8 Ghz, it took about 12 hours to compile X11 and KDE. So, you can't really install Gentoo minimal if you're in a hurry.

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    After trying a few different flavours, I settled on Damn Small Linux (DSL) which runs quite nicely on a machine thats basically the same as the one you described.
    "There's always another way"
    -lightatdawn (lightatdawn.cprogramming.com)

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    I am working on setting up my HDD I am going to use for installing, with DSL and Slackware. I will probably try DSL first, if it doesn't do everything I need, then I will try Slackware. I was on vacation away from computers and everything for a couple days, finally getting to be able to play with my new(SIC) toy.

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