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Old 06-04-2007, 06:06 PM   #1
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Unhappy Linux will not boot on eMachines 366is


I have a eMachines 366is. Whenever I try to boot from CD I end up in one of two problems. One problem is that for some distros it won't read at all. Then others actually boot, but when I get to the installer, it says it can't find the install disc. What is my problem? I know the computer reads CD-R's, and I burned extracted ISO's.

Edit: My system specs are as follows:
64 Mb RAM
Maxtor HD, 3 GB
Intel onboard graphics controller
Runs Windows 98
I plan on using a server install of fedora.

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Old 06-04-2007, 06:09 PM   #2
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What do you mean by "extracted" *.iso?
 
Old 06-04-2007, 06:11 PM   #3
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I mean I've burned the ISO's contents to disc, not the ISO itself
 
Old 06-04-2007, 06:14 PM   #4
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Do you mean you used "Burn Disc from Image" or did you use a program to extract all the contents to a directory, then burn all the contents to a data CD? (You should have done the first one.)
 
Old 06-04-2007, 06:15 PM   #5
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the first one. The CD works on any other computer.
 
Old 06-04-2007, 06:18 PM   #6
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Sorry, I just looked at your system specs. Some distros might not boot because you only have 64MB RAM. Have you tried a lightweight like Xubuntu or Damn Small linux? I know Debian's installer requires 48MB minimum...
 
Old 06-04-2007, 06:23 PM   #7
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My main problem is that they boot but don't find the CD during the installation.
And of those three, which would be best for a server install?
 
Old 06-04-2007, 06:29 PM   #8
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I personally like Debian because you can install a small system and then build what you want using aptitude. Here's a good Debian site to help you get a lot of stuff up and running without X. If you need/want X, you can just aptitude install xorg xdm icewm.
 
  


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