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Old 04-14-2005, 10:54 AM   #1
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Knoppix 3.7 Again


1) I am currently playing with Knoppix 3.7 as a boot from CD system, but waiting for anything to happen is a lot like watching grass grow. Machine is a K6-2/500, 100 mHz FSB, 128 megs of RAM(I know, need more RAM).
Will a HDD install speed this process up significantly?

2) I am gun-shy about attempting a dual boot set-up, as the last time I tried that with Mandrake 10.1, it wasn't dual boot as planned, and wiped out my HDD, OR did I just not understand the process. I expected a menu to come up at boot-up to ask me which one I wanted to run.


Thanks

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Old 04-14-2005, 11:15 AM   #2
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No, I am incorrect about the slackware download, it is over 600 MB.
 
Old 04-14-2005, 02:15 PM   #3
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Got the download straightened out. Thanks...
 
Old 04-14-2005, 10:35 PM   #4
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That AMD K6-2 is just plain slooooooww period. They weren't much. They were inexpensive though. I've tried to run Linux with a GUI on one before and it was hopeless. I ran win98 on it also and it was a snail with it also. I have a Celeron 400 that is a much faster machine than that K6-2. I would recommend that K6-2 as CLI only. That's a good analogy, like watching grass grow.
 
Old 04-15-2005, 09:16 AM   #5
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Thanks Teckk. The K6-2 wasn't too bad when I had Mandrake installed, I just didn't like Mandrake. Knoppix kinda suits me for what I want to do, but working from the CD ROM drive is frustrating. I will have to try to work around that problem, because out of 4 machines, on the network, I don't have a single Intel processor, and probably won't. This machine is a Athlon XP 2600 Barton(512) with 1.5 Gig of RAM on a A7N8X-X, but I don't want anything else on this machine. It's in the house in my office, and the Linux machine will live out in the shop. It's primary purpose will be for a specific Amateur Radio application(Linrad). I will have to dual boot(yuck!) initially, and eventually I will have a dedicated machine for Linux.
 
  


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