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Old 05-23-2003, 01:10 AM   #1
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im lost

OK i need a little help here I'm trying to install suse 6.3 on a amd k62 450mhz with 256 ram matrox mystique video card with a 8gb and 3 gb hard drives and i have no idea as to what im doing. it tells me that it needs extra perimeters when its almost ready to restart the first time when i try to install it and im lost.
any help would be great. im lookin mainly for a step by step thing.
but anything will help.

thankz in advance
Old 05-23-2003, 02:33 AM   #2
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you know what would likely run great on that box?
College Linux - it's only one iso to download and is known for being fast on even older machines.
if you're interested, you can get it here:
the only thing you need to do is create your own partitions, but that's easy, you can do that with the install cd - all you need is a swap partition that is the same size as your ram and a / root partition, then you are set, the rest of the install is supereasy, just pick the easy mode where you can.
I have started a guide on it - you can access that by going to my guide below. Check out the main guide for instructions on installing too.

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Old 05-24-2003, 01:59 PM   #3
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ok i think i found my problem . when ever imin setup and it says to load linux it starts the kernel then gives me a general protection fault :0000

code:89 07 8b 4c 24 10 8b 09 89 4c 24 10 83 ee 01 73 b4 c7 01 00

kernel panic: attempted to kill the idle task!
in swapper task-not syncing

if anyone knows what this means and can help me out cause i have no idea as to what im doing. i understand how to use linux i just cant get it to install
Old 05-25-2003, 06:49 AM   #4
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Use a much newer distro. SuSE 6.2 is ancient!
Old 05-25-2003, 08:04 AM   #5
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Old 05-26-2003, 03:15 PM   #6
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which one would you recomend for my setup.


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