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Old 07-07-2004, 11:53 AM   #1
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Mandrake 9.1 install on 486


I have an old 486 at home. It does not have a cd-rom. I am trying to get a Linux Proxy Server to install on the box. I installed a cd-rom on it and although it read the cd-rom ok, it would not boot from the cd-rom because it recognised it as a harddrive on boot. It will only allow me to boot from a floppy or the hard-drive, checked the bios and no options for booting from cd-rom. Took the 486 hard drive to another machine and installed linux. Took back the hard-drive and put it on 486. Not working Kernel panic no intit.
 
Old 07-07-2004, 12:06 PM   #2
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try using the cd to make a boot floppy. once booted you can install from cd.
 
Old 07-07-2004, 12:25 PM   #3
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Don't you think that you are asking a bit much from a 486? ? ?

I mean, there are plenty of distros for old hardware. . . MDK is not one of them.
 
Old 07-07-2004, 08:25 PM   #4
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I've read somewhere Mandrake is only for Pentium class hardware. Not suited to a 486 machine.
 
Old 07-08-2004, 04:47 AM   #5
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MANDRAKE ON 486

hello


well u cant install mandrake on 486 machine as it is made for pentium call.......it require around minimum 64 MB of ram ...


486 machine have 100 bus speed so they cant have a 64 MB of ram which is core requirement of Mandrake



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Old 07-08-2004, 11:42 AM   #6
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I thought that maybe, not installing an x server would make MDK compatible, just running with bash. Would running a non MDK proxy server on a 486 slow down my home network a lot?
Thanks for help.
 
  


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