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Minimum Hardware

Minimum Hardware Requirements for Puppy Linux 4.2.1

  • 500MHZ processor
  • 128MB RAM
  • 512MB free hard drive space to create an optional save file
  • No hard drive required to boot a Live Disc.
  • CD-ROM any speed

Minimum Hardware Requirements for Puppy Linux 4.1.2

  • 233MHZ processor
  • 128MB RAM
  • 512MB free hard drive space to create an optional save file.
  • No hard drive required to boot a Live Disc.
  • CD-ROM any speed

Hard Drive Installation on Computers With Less Than 128MB RAM

If the computer has a swap partition Puppy Linux will automatically use that to increase the virtual size of the ramdisk (a.k.a. physical RAM plus swap partition). If you have ever installed another Linux distribution on your computer it's likely you already have a swap partition ready for Puppy to use.


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