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Old 04-28-2006, 11:54 AM   #31
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I am only a newbie and this is really my first install. TO be honest, the thought of loading all this by hand freaks me out at the moment, as it is way over my head. Perhaps someday I will learn enough to want to see the inner workings, but for now I am simply wanting to learn about it *a step at a time*.
You can do it anyway you want, but there is no need to be scared. It sounds scary but all it really involves is one command. After the install though you will have configure X yourself. That could potentially be indemidating, but I setup X by hand my first time through Linux, its not near as hard or as painful as you might think. Don't be afraid to tinker and even break. This is Linux after all. Thats what "hackers" do.
 
Old 05-13-2006, 10:41 AM   #32
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with 128MB of RAM, you might also want to take a look at BeaFanatIX or its predecessor, BeatrIX (which is a bit dated, but still works well - if only to test how well a streamlined system would do on that machine).
Tried downloading both and trying them on the gateway2000 machine.

gives acpi error, even tried loading them acpi=off and same thing

Maybe I don't know what I am looking for with the codes
 
Old 05-14-2006, 01:20 AM   #33
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Concerning Bea*: Apart from the ACPI error, what happened/didn't happen?
 
Old 05-15-2006, 05:39 AM   #34
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Gave up on Bea*

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Concerning Bea*: Apart from the ACPI error, what happened/didn't happen?
After many problems with this Gateway2000 computer, I finally stripped it down to the absolute basics (hardware-wise) then loaded ubuntu on it. Having only had Ubuntu on it for a couple of hours, we will have to see what happens.

With all that said, Bea* kept crashing the system. It appeared to be loading properly, then it crashed. However, to be totally fair, that was before I stripped everything down to basics. So, may never know for sure.
 
Old 05-15-2006, 07:20 AM   #35
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First, let me say thanks for the input.

Second, What I am wanting to do with this thing is to play with it enough to see what all the fuss is about. I would like combo of stable, secure and user friendly.
What about you try it with the xubuntu live CD?
 
Old 05-15-2006, 08:04 AM   #36
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What about you try it with the xubuntu live CD?
To be honest, before I stripped the computer to the basics, I had tried live and install versions of kubuntu/xubuntu/ubuntu, bea* Suse and several flavors each of RH and mandrake with no success at all. Then I decided to strip the computer and then try it again. With only a few tests run, it appears to be working with ubuntu.

FOr those running Gateway systems: what I had to do (so far) is run everything totally stock from them. No replacement video or audio or whatever. I even had to strip out the CD burner and second harddrive.

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Old 05-15-2006, 10:43 AM   #37
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After you get your new system running the way you like it, I'd try sticking those parts back in one at a time to see if they'll work now. It might have just been an install issue.
 
Old 05-16-2006, 04:14 AM   #38
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After you get your new system running the way you like it, I'd try sticking those parts back in one at a time to see if they'll work now. It might have just been an install issue.
Sounds like a plan.

For sake of followup from several people mentioning things here: I was curious about xubuntu and kubuntu on the Gateway machine. For some reason, it would still not install, so I went back to ubuntu on it.

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Old 05-16-2006, 12:35 PM   #39
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On Bea*: Pity, would've loved to see if you got it to work. I suspect problems with i586 in general, but I can't be sure. Maybe we stumble on something while testing...
 
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After you get your new system running the way you like it, I'd try sticking those parts back in one at a time to see if they'll work now. It might have just been an install issue.
Tried the sound card and extra harddrive in other machines just for kicks and giggles. The soundcard, Creative SBlive CT4670 would boot on the new machine, but hang. The Western digital 8gb drive sort of booted, but never saw it on either of the other machines I tried it on.

base install debootstrap:
check/ target/var/log/debootstrap.log

Suspecting they are toast, unless someone knows of some workaround for the creative SBlive CT4670.

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Old 05-18-2006, 05:57 PM   #41
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On Bea*: Pity, would've loved to see if you got it to work. I suspect problems with i586 in general, but I can't be sure. Maybe we stumble on something while testing...
Finally got Bea* to work. Actually, think it worked prviously, but maybe I was expecting there to be more to it or something. Not sure. Still working with it.
 
Old 05-23-2006, 12:57 PM   #42
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Sorry, was occupied beyond all means for the last couple of days - glad you got it to work. And yes, I know it's not a lot - but considering your starting point, I thought it might be worth a try (actually, if you use your computer for browsing the web and doing some basic office work, I consider it to be absolutely sufficient - but then, that's me ).
 
Old 05-24-2006, 05:12 AM   #43
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Thumbs up Welcome back

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Sorry, was occupied beyond all means for the last couple of days - glad you got it to work. And yes, I know it's not a lot - but considering your starting point, I thought it might be worth a try (actually, if you use your computer for browsing the web and doing some basic office work, I consider it to be absolutely sufficient - but then, that's me ).
Welcome back.

Was looking for something to load on an older P-1 system, yet was appealing to the kids. Been through a lot of distros looking for something that would fit my specs. For the moment at least, Ubuntu seems to fill that bill quite nicely. It has the ease of use that they can get into it and the less complicated games they are comfortable with (same gnome and goldrunner).

Have one more computer that I am looking to load a linux distro on. So, stay tuned.
 
Old 05-24-2006, 01:31 PM   #44
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I will But then, if you've got a chance to do that, have a look at Edubuntu (if you've already installed Ubuntu, it's only a reasonably small update away) - it is visibly geared towards children's / students' use. Bea* fits the bill of "small home office" a lot better than that of a generalist distribution - and it's certainly not suited for leisure (it never was meant to be - hence, no games, only a minimum of multimedia...).

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Old 05-24-2006, 07:15 PM   #45
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I will But then, if you've got a chance to do that, have a look at Edubuntu (if you've already installed Ubuntu, it's only a reasonably small update away) - it is visibly geared towards children's / students' use. Bea* fits the bill of "small home office" a lot better than that of a generalist distribution - and it's certainly not suited for leisure (it never was meant to be - hence, no games, only a minimum of multimedia...).
Actually, this does help clarify some things. To be honest, I thought I had done something terribly wrong. As for the edubuntu, how do I do the update? Also, what exact differences are there with it? Is it really worth it?
 
  


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