Chapter 2. System Hardware Requirements for Adélie Linux

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Processor type and speed requirements
Memory and disk space requirements

Ensure that your computer meets the following requirements before installing Adélie Linux. On Windows, you may run the msinfo32 program to determine your computer's specifications. On a Macintosh, choose About This Mac from the Apple menu, and then choose System Report or More Info.

Processor type and speed requirements

Intel x86 (32-bit). You will need at least a Pentium or Celeron compatible CPU, with MMX extensions. This includes most AMD (K5+), Transmeta, VIA, and other x86-compatible CPUs. A processor speed of at least 500 MHz is highly recommended for running interactive desktop applications; lower speed may be usable in text-only or server modes.

Intel x86_64 (64-bit). All Intel and AMD CPUs with 64-bit extensions are supported by the Adélie Linux system.

PowerPC (32-bit). You will need at least a G3 or later CPU. The 603 CPU is not supported by this version of Adélie Linux. A processor speed of at least 600 MHz is highly recommended for running interactive desktop applications, but all G3 and G4 CPUs are supported. AltiVec/VMX is not required to run Adélie; however, software titles are increasingly taking advantage of processors with these extensions.

PowerPC (64-bit). You will need a POWER4+, or 970/970fx, or later generation CPU. You cannot use Adélie Linux on a POWER4 or earlier CPU. Note that the Freescale e5500 processor does not have the AltiVec/VMX extension required to run Adélie Linux.

AArch64 (64-bit ARM). All 64-bit ARM processors are supported by the Adélie Linux system; however, some SoCs may need a custom kernel. For more information, see the AArch64 HCL.

Memory and disk space requirements

Memory and disk space requirements depend on the edition of Adélie Linux you wish to use.

Table 2.1. Minimum and recommended memory and disk space

  Text-Only Compact Standard Full
  Minimum Recommended Minimum Recommended Minimum Recommended Minimum Recommended
Memory 64 MB 96 MB 192 MB 256 MB 384 MB 1 GB 512 MB 2 GB
Disk space 350 MB 512 MB 1.5 GB 2 GB 4 GB 6 GB 6 GB 10 GB

[Warning] Warning

Using less than 96 MB RAM may cause lock ups or crashes during package installation. For systems with less than 96 MB RAM, it is highly recommended that you use the HorizonScript Executor in Target Mode on a computer with more than 96 MB RAM. For more information, see the section on Target Mode.