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Old 01-21-2005, 01:07 AM   #1
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Linux-Mandrake 6.1 installation problem

I have a problem with installation of Linux.

Product: The complete LINUX operating system 6.5. Linux-Mandrake 6.1, Macmillan Software.

System: CPU: Pentium II, 266 MHz
Video card: Trident 3D Image 9750
Hard drive: Seagate 1275MB
No sound card, 192 MB or RAM
Monitor: SONY 200SF

I found Trident 3D Image 975 AGP (generic) and SONY 200SF from the lists of choices on the LINUX installation disk 1. I made the swap file 80MB but did not specify a mount. I made the native root directory 720MB and the /home directory 400MB.

Problem: The last step, before the screen indicating that I have finished the installation and need to reboot, is the problem. I can not read the screen to indicate that I want to start in the KDE graphical environment. I can see that there are some characters but they are not readable. If I type "YES" to the last two screens, I boot into the KDE but it responses slow and does do erase as I drag objects around the desktop window.

When I boot up, I get an error, "This operating system is not supported by ChipAwayVirus. I think that the BIOS Virus protection treats LINUX like a virus but it does not stop me from booting if I type continue.

I have tried several installations and get the same result. Iíve tried an installation on a different computer with a Pentium 233 and SiS 6326 video card. I get the same errors and the same results.

I donít know what is wrong. Any help would be good?

Also, is the C and C++ editor easy to install and locate? I found C Development, Development Library and C++ Development during the installation. A quick explanation would be helpful. Iím new to this system.

Thanks any help.
Old 01-21-2005, 01:29 AM   #2
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Is that really Mandrake 6.1? Because if it really is, simply don't use it (but save the disk for historical purposes...). Thing is, that is really, really old. You will hardly be able to install anything new or get any support from that version.

Your hardware is old too. But still, new distributions as Debian and Slackware should work really well. If you want something a bit different, go with FreeBSD. Should work greatly with that machine. Don't use KDE or Gnome, they are too big, your harddrive is small and they need a hell lot of RAM to run acceptable. Fluxbox, Blackbox, Openbox, XFCE4 or WindowMaker are a better choice...

Well, I just wanted to express my views of old distributions. Things work really quick in the open source world


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