Suggest a Distro for my Pentium 133 Mhz
I am looking to install Linux on a P133/128mb/1.6Gb machine.
(Detailed specs of the machine - http://theninja.info/tech/homesys/mysystems.html
I would appreciate it if any of you could suggest if what I am trying to do is practical and which distro would be good for this purpose.
The machine will be accessed through TightVNC/ SSh/ Telnet/ Directly.
GUI - is not a requirement, although maybe a lightweight manager.
I want to :
1. Learn and practice Shell scripts - in Bash and C Shells.
2. Execute networking programs and socket programming.
3. Run and maintain website (local only)
(Learning web development over due course of time).
4. Use as a file server.
a. Have a 0.8Gb, 1.2Gb, 1.6Gb, 8Gb, 20Gb, 40Gb, 200Gb Hdds.
Will be attaching a small drive for linux, use a bigger one for storage.
b. To store downloads, music - mp3, ogg, ISO Images, Videos.
5. Use as a boot server.
a. So that I can set a boot image on the machine and boot the laptop or some other
machine. For diagnostic purposes, when I need to recover someone's machine or
something, I can use a PXEBoot.
6. Use as a music server?
7. Use it for network monitoring?
8. Use as a backup server?
Trying to make the P133 a workhorse,right ? ;) or Am I asking too much from it?
Q1. Is it good to have the 200gb on this machine? and leave it running like forever?
I have an Antec 3-Fan cooler, which I use with my 40Gb in a diff machine
(P-450Mhz/384Mb RAM/8Gb Hdd, running Mandrake 10.0 installed on it).
The 40 Gb is just mounted as a storage drive. No Linux OS files.
Although the 40 Gb has WIndows 2000 installed on it, I sometimes dual boot.
Q2. Music server - I want to transfer all my music (about 20 gig on the 200gb drive) onto the 40gb
and use it in this machine. Is that good?
Q3. File server will be only if I can hook up 200gb. Then I will also keep the music on the same drive.
Will this affect the drive's performance/lifetime?
Q4. Some are old, slower drives; some are new, faster drives. How will this affect performance
in terms of
1. just a Linux box
2. File server
3. Music server
I can leave the Music server off for now, It really isn't that important. However, I definitely want
to have a web server running all the time. Sometimes I shutdown the other desktop, but this is one
machine I want to keep running all the time.
If I can put all my files on this server, I hope to schedule backups from my laptop and roommates'
laptop to put files into this machine's HDD.
Thank you all in advance.