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Old 11-16-2004, 05:56 PM   #1
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Hardware limitations?

Here's my setup:
P166 MMX
128MB PC 133 RAM
4GB Quantum Bigfoot

So far, I've been able to install Fedora Core 2 once. This was after trying for a dozen time. Last night, thinking that I could try another distro to see how it goes, I tried installing Suse. It froze up at 80%.

I did have a swap setup in both cases. This was the only OS installed on the drive. Everytime I would install, i would reformat the drive. In all the cases, I would only want to install Linux with command line support only.

I'm going to test my hard drive using diagnostics, that is, if I can find some. This is a pretty old hard drive. Any other suggestions??
Old 11-16-2004, 06:00 PM   #2
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P166 MMX
I think this is the problem - try a less hungry distro, give (for example) Slackware or VectorLinux a go - you'll have to do a few things by hand, but your hardware should have no problem with them.

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Old 11-16-2004, 06:45 PM   #3
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Even if it's running exclusively command line? How about getting rid of all the unneccessary services?

I really thought I had it made with this box! LOL


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