What Hardware Is Supported?

A minimal Linux installation requires a machine for which a port
exists, at least 2Mb of RAM, and a single floppy drive. But to do
anything even remotely useful, more RAM and disk space are needed.
Refer to: "Ports to Other Processors.", "Disk Space Requirements:
Minimal, Server, and Workstation.", and "Minimum and Maximum Memory

Intel CPU, PC-compatible machines require at least an 80386 processor
to run the standard Linux kernel.

Linux, including the X Window System GUI, runs on most current
laptops. Refer to the answer for: "How To Find Out If a Notebook Runs
Linux." There are numerous sources of information about specific PC's,
video cards, disk controllers, and other hardware. Refer to the
INFO-SHEET, Laptop HOWTO, and the Hardware HOWTO. ("Where Is the

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