1. A newer kernel gives greater compatibility with modern linux distributions. All new distributions use kernel 2.6 in general unless by design, the creator of the distribution uses 2.4. I'm trying to make it possible to use a distribution like TinyCore on the xbox but this is experimental and may not work out in the end.
2. 2.6.18 doesn't work with xdsl so you can ignore this kernel. Use 2.4.32 onwards. See this thread
3. If you are lost, try loopback install rather than native install for xdsl. Memory and processor speed should help in Linux.
4. run088 has machines running on 128Mb, you can ask him if he runs them with or without swap. I personally don't own one and always run mine with swap.
Edited by ldotsfan, 04 July 2010 - 04:17 AM.