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I've been trying to install Mandrake 8.2 to an old Compaq 486 that i've got. I can't boot to CD. Either my cd's aren't bootable (got them from a friend), or the pc won't try the cd and i can't get to bios.
Anyway. . .so I made a Linux boot disk, and when i boot to it, at first everything seems great like I've hit pay dirt. It comes up with a dos-ish looking screen from Mandrake and tells me to hit Alt-F1 to continue.
When I do that, the CD-ROM starts spinning, looks like an install is happening, and I'm thinking "Cool!" Then the sky falls and I see the following messages:
It can *run* on minimal specs but getting it installed gets more difficult. I'm trying to remember what size ramdisk 8.2 likes to create for install, did you happen to see any error messages go by, or something saying it was creating x number of ramdisks of xx size?