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Old 07-10-2002
Question setting up FTP on Linux/Unix

I do not currently have any versions of Unix or linux, but I am considering getting one.
I have a home computer and I want to set it up with a linux with a GUI (I know nothing about that whol command line prompt),and I want to allow my friends to access certain files on my hard drive using FTP.

Can Linux/Unix do this and if so what would be the best to get?

I do have the Red Hat CD already, if that is any good.

~ Paul
# 2  
Old 07-10-2002
Also, one more thing.

The computer I wish to do this on is a Pentium 133MHz, with 16mb RAM and a 20g HDD. I am planning to get another 16/32mb of ram (But EDO is too expensive nowadays) so I will need a Version that will work on my computer.

~ Paul
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Old 07-10-2002
Oh, and a third thing Smilie

I need it to dual boot with Windows 98 SE.

~ Paul

(Hopefully this is the last time I'll have to ammed this)
# 4  
Old 07-10-2002
The RedHat CD will work fine for setting up your Linux OS. You can use virtually any OS for FTP.

16 MB of RAM is usuable but more is better. Dual boot will work asfaik.

Good luck
# 5  
Old 07-10-2002
But when I try and install RH Linux I get the message "Not enough RAM on this machine" or something along those lines.

I was told the version was 6.2 by the person i got it from but its labeled 7.1 Smilie

~ Paul
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Old 07-11-2002
Q: What are the Minimum and Maximum Memory Requirements?

A: Linux needs at least 4MB, and then you will need to use special installation procedures until the disk swap space is installed. Linux will run comfortably in 4MB of RAM, although running GUI apps is impractically slow because they need to swap out to disk.

Some applications, like StarOffice, require 32 MB of physical memory, and compiling C++ code can easily consume over 100 MB of combined physical and virtual memory.

I'm using 6.2 myself but with 256 MB RAM so I don't share your dilemma. You'll need more RAM for KDE or Gnome anyway. It sounds like you'll want to avaoid the CLI as much as possible.

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