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old pentium
04-05-2013, 02:28 PM (This post was last modified: 04-05-2013 02:32 PM by tavvva.)
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(04-05-2013 12:10 PM)lucinos Wrote:  hi

Welcome!

(04-05-2013 12:10 PM)lucinos Wrote:  I have an old pentium 166MMX with 32MB RAM that is in very good shape as hardware. Originally it had windows 95 and was going quite well. Now it has windows 98 and it works but too slow.

The configuration is still pretty nice, even when it is below the recommendations. It's hard to guess if DeLi(cate) can perform better than Win98. I haven't done any speed comparison, but the overall speed always depends on the set of features in use. Win95 is less featured than Win98 and that's the reason why it is faster. Try and you'll see.

(04-05-2013 12:10 PM)lucinos Wrote:  this of course is my old machine and I do not do anything with it. But since I do not throw to garbage my old computers I would like to do something nice with it.

going back to 95 is not an option for many reasons. (The only cool thing I can do with 95 that DOS is not able, are some games like old starcraft)

I tried some OSes with liveCD and I was only available to run KolibriOS and FreeDOS that way. KolibriOS is nice but I see no point installing it. I was very pleased with FreeDOS (something strange, only 1.0 has liveCD option, not the new version, and I found 1.0 only on piratebay) but there is no point to just use FreeDOS.

My plan is to dual boot FreeDOS with Linux. From what I searched, the only interesting distribution for that machine is Delicate.

Yeah, like Tom already stated ... it's not a problem at all. Just give FreeDOS a separate partition and then chainload the partition bootsector with grub. Don't hesitate to join the IRC channel or ask here if you have any questions. It's a matter of one GRUB configuration entry. I can do the installation with you, if you have any online messenger (Jabber, IRC, ICQ, yahoo, ...)
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old pentium - lucinos - 04-05-2013, 12:10 PM
RE: old pentium - Tom - 04-05-2013, 01:50 PM
RE: old pentium - tavvva - 04-05-2013 02:28 PM
RE: old pentium - lmemsm - 04-05-2013, 08:08 PM
RE: old pentium - lucinos - 04-06-2013, 08:33 PM
RE: old pentium - lmemsm - 04-08-2013, 02:58 PM
RE: old pentium - lucinos - 04-08-2013, 09:09 PM

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