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Offline Ilias

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Minimum system requirements
« on: March 24, 2020, 05:19:29 pm »
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!

Offline lami07

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Re: Minimum system requirements
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2020, 06:08:54 pm »
Hi. System requirements are up to date. Please read to the end.
Quote from: sparky wiki
Minimum 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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