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Old 06-14-2003, 11:59 PM   #1
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Question Find the right version?


dear all,

I am fairly new to linux and i need some help choosing a right distribution for my dads computer. I have ben using linux for a couple of months and now with school out I now am starting to really get into it. I currently have redhat 9 on my new computer amdxp2000. However my dad now wants linux on his computer, the only problem is that his computer is alought older than mine and i am having trouble finding a good version for it. The computer is a gateway 2000 4dx2-66v Intel 486 with a 4 gig Maxtor hard drive, 100MB dos622 partition, and a old cdrom and flopy. The bios doesn't support booting from a CD ROM. I need to find a version of linux that i can install on it and will run good with a good GUI.
Pleas let me know of a good version for it.

--thanks
 
Old 06-15-2003, 12:00 AM   #2
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There are lot of threads on the differences between distrobutions. You should also check out the linux on laptop forum for details as to what distros are good on laptops.
 
Old 06-15-2003, 12:03 AM   #3
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Redhat 6.2 should work well on that, or Mandrake 8.2.
I would not suggest one of the newer distro's as they would demand too much from the computer. As for booting from a floppy evey distro I've come accross has files on the cd to create a boot floppy.
 
Old 06-15-2003, 12:07 AM   #4
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i have tried rhat 6.2 but it cant seem to find the necessary drivers needed for installation. it saus that i need the driver disk? what driver disk is it talking about?
 
Old 06-15-2003, 12:07 AM   #5
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i think i will try mandrake 8.2
 
Old 06-15-2003, 03:38 AM   #6
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what says you need a driver disk? the computer bios or linux?
 
  


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