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So as the title says:

Is it possible?

I have always wanted to try linux just to see what it is like (fancied a change) What is the best distro that could be fitted into 1Gb?
Please make a list so i can get a rough (or smooth) idea


And what software do i need when installing linux aswell as drivers and programs etc.
 

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Yes it's possible. Not really sure on how it's done, but many of the folders here do it.

Many of the distros have Live CDs in which you can boot up into the distro and use it without having to install it.
 

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DSL or Puppy you could do. Arch maybe, but no GUI.
 

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DSL. Its about 50MB
 

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Go look for DSL (Damn Small Linux) You could put that onto a floppy....


Will do, Rep+ for your help


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Yes it's possible. Not really sure on how it's done, but many of the folders here do it.

Many of the distros have Live CDs in which you can boot up into the distro and use it without having to install it.

So how long do these Live Cd's take to boot?
 

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DSL. Its about 50MB

Whoa. That small?


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Maybe Ubuntu? I know it has a program that allows you to copy it to a pen drive. The Ubuntu cd contents itself are ~700MB.

Might try that also
 

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Maybe Ubuntu? I know it has a program that allows you to copy it to a pen drive. The Ubuntu cd contents itself are ~700MB.
 

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Will do, Rep+ for your help


So how long do these Live Cd's take to boot?

Not long but they arn't meant for using it all the time. Mainly just to get a feel for it.
 

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I had slackware installed in 600mb. It had most web-server related apps, no X-windows, lots of the libraries, and most of the text based stuff excluding games. That system ran on a pentium 200 for about 3 years without crashing once, uptime came close to a year once then the power went out and my battery didnt last long enough
 

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Well

After Freeing up some space on my HDD (17.5Gb to Temp Files
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I have decided to DL Linux Mint!
 
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