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I have this old 3GB WD hard drive that I could install on my computer. What I was wondering was that if it would be big enough to install linux on? If it can what linux can install on a 3GB hard drive?

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I have this old 3GB WD hard drive that I could install on my computer. What I was wondering was that if it would be big enough to install linux on? If it can what linux can install on a 3GB hard drive?

you could but a 3 gig drive is what 10 years old.. it is way past its life span, its really slow and inturn will make anything installed unstable and slow (not a good way to test or learn anything). it would be faster to use the vmware player to virtualy run linux on a faster computer.

but incase you just want to get use from the old 3 gig drive

try any of these

DSL

slackware

gentoo(2 gig is miniamum)

Puppy linux

slax

Iccaros-linux

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Slackware and gentoo, both being source distros tend to take up more space do to the developmental libraries.

I would reccomend a bianary distro like ubuntu, since it installs developmental packages seperately, it tends to be a smaller install.

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Ubuntu only uses 1.8gig for a full install, but with a 3gig hdd, that won't leave you much room to really test the system out

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