Re: [Nolug] CentOS v 5

From: Randy Wild <>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 19:39:01 -0700 (PDT)
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Jimmy tks ________________________________ From: Jimmy Hess <> To: Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 9:32 PM Subject: Re: [Nolug] CentOS v 5 On 7/11/12, Ron Johnson <> wrote: > v5 is *ancient*.  And that means ancient s/w.  If you have a GB or RAM, > go with v6.3 or at least v5.8. I would recommend downloading the latest CentOS-6.3-i386-minimal.iso (or x64) ISO  from one of the mirrors on, or  use the .torrent  available on the mirrors, to download using Bittorrent. The RAM requirements of a 32-bit minimal bare install of CentOS 6 with no Desktop/GUI/X installed are not significantly higher than the RAM requirements of a 32-bit minimal install of CentOS 5  (for 64-bit, mem requirements are higher). You can run the OS whether CentOS 5 or 6 on  256M of RAM, with a text-mode minimal bare install.      Now some hardware components may require more,  and the applications you intend to run on the OS,  very likely will require a bit more,  depending on what they are. Now minimal Linux distros based on 2.4.x  kernels can have a significantly smaller footprint than versions based on a 2.6 kernel, because there has been a significant amount of kernel bloat added across several major versions,  but no currently supported version of CentOS  is based on a build with a minimal 2.4 kernel  (RHEL4/CentOS4 had all support end in February). -- -JH ___________________ Nolug mailing list
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