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Minimum system requirements

Started by Ilias, March 24, 2020, 05:19:29 PM

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Hello everyone!
I have an old Fujitsu Siemens laptop and I am trying to find a Lightweight distro.
I found SparkyLinux and I choosed 32bit version of "5.10.1 MinimalGUI".
According to "Minimum system requirements" page, the system needs 256MB for RAM, but when I started installation, a message inform me that the system requires at least 1GB memory.
So, I canceled installation proccess and I decided to inform the community to update the "Minimum system requirements" page, with correct informations.
Thank you!


Hi. System requirements are up to date. Please read to the end.
Quote from: sparky wikiMinimum system requirements

SparkyLinux is designed for both old and new computers, and small single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi. Sparky can be installed on both 32 and 64 bit machines with either a BIOS or a UEFI equipped motherboard.

The minimum requirements to install Sparky:

        i686 (32bit) or amd64 (64bit) Pentium 4, or AMD Athlon

    RAM memory:
        128 MB – CLI Edition
        256 MB – LXDE, LXQt, Openbox
        512 MB – Xfce

    SWAP partition:
        512 MB or larger

    Hard Drive or USB Flash Drive:
        2 GB (CLI edition)
        10 GB ("Home" editions)
        20 GB (GameOver/Multimedia)

    Optical drive (CD/DVD) or USB port with USB Flash Drive

The default Sparky Installer, (Calamares), requires a minimum of 1GB of RAM.

If your machine has less than 1GB of RAM, please use Sparky Advanced Installer instead.
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