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Old 06-12-2004, 12:58 AM   #1
rfarmer768
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Install Fails on Asus P5A-B AMD K6-2 500


On my Amd K6-2 500 with a P5A-B motherboard, when I try to install Red Hat Linux 9, the install gives me the error message "You are trying to install on a machine which isn't supported by this release of Red Hat Linux" when I get to the part where it formats the drives and copies files. The only option is 'exit' which reboots the machine. If I switch to one of the other consoles, there are many messages similar to package needs kernel, not found. I have tried everything I can think of, the media is fine and has installed on other systems, I have used various parameters to disable dma etc., and I have disabled virtually everything (all cache, dma, power management, etc.) in the bios without any improvement. I think the installer isn't detecting a piece of hardware properly, or something isn't working between the kernel and the chipset. Windows runs fine on the system (both 98 and XP) but I want to run Linux on it. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Hardware:
Asus P5A-B Motherboard w/ ALi M1541 chipset
AMD K6-2 500 MHz (not overclocked, temperature is fine)
288 MB PC-100 Ram
MSI MS-8807 (TNT2) AGP card
Netgear FA311 NIC
Acer FX-3d ISA Sound card
Fujitsu 4 GB Ide HDD
Generic 12x Cd-rom
 
Old 10-19-2004, 07:39 PM   #2
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I too have the same problem with the same board and cpu
 
Old 10-19-2004, 08:27 PM   #3
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Try Libranet. I have a K6-2 500 running Libranet and it works great with 256megs of RAM, max on Shuttle 567 motherboard. I set the multiplier to 2x, bus to 75mhz it runs at 6x75=450mhz. You won't run a lot of tasks at once, but it isn't bad. It was fun, now for $14!!

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-166&depa=1

Why did I choose Libranet?

1) Redhat and other major distros have LOTS of things loaded to make it run on any PC. Libranet configures less, tailored to your old PC. The K6-2 was a slug with Fedora.

2) Easy to install and configure

3) GUI menu for system setup

4) Speed, all the unecessary items in #1 aren't loaded it runs faster

5) Several desktops, you choose, default is my favorite

6) Several browsers, you choose, I liked Opera, need to try Firefox on it some time

7) Clean, neat interface. ICEwm is great, well oraganized

8) You want more, Debian is under the hood, go for it

Yes, I even PAID for my copy. That's how impressed I was.

Last edited by najames; 10-19-2004 at 08:28 PM.
 
Old 10-19-2004, 10:13 PM   #4
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I had Mandrake10.0 installed on a K6-2 500 with a P5BE chipset. I worked ok but it was dirt slow. The AMD K6 had floating point interger trouble I think. I runs everything slow. Anyway Mandrake 10.0 will run on that chipset and processor.
 
Old 10-21-2004, 06:21 PM   #5
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right now im running slackware 10 on my p5a -b with the amd k6 2 500 and it seems to be fine
 
  


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