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Old 07-09-2004, 09:13 AM   #1
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linux on 486


hi all, I am trying to give life to a old 486 with corelinux, you will find it here
http://coredistro.sourceforge.net/

what I need to know is if anyone here is familier with it can you guide me through instation... ? please .....

I have burned the cd but it won't autorun at a restart.

thanks in advance
 
Old 07-09-2004, 09:33 AM   #2
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F1_help,

1. Is the CD actually bootable? Try it in another (prefferably newer) pc.
2. Is the 486's drive capable of reading the CD? Depending on how you created the CD, it may only be readable in CD-RW drives or new CD drives.
3. Have you told the 486's bios to try booting from CD first?

Hope this is of some help- I shall also be trying to convert my 486 soon
Simon
 
Old 07-09-2004, 10:01 AM   #3
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well, I have first tried it on a PIII , a newer machine.
so I think I am missing something. the distro I downloaded is said to be OK.

any ideas ?
 
Old 07-09-2004, 10:12 AM   #4
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Have you burned it as an ISO or have you just put the ISO file on a CD?
What I mean is: if you look at the contents of the CD you've created, does it just contain the ISO file you downloaded or a while load of files?
 
Old 07-09-2004, 10:27 AM   #5
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I burned it using nero express, burn > data disk ?
is it correct ?

no in the cd it is just a one file and it's type is ISO.

what am I doing wrong ?
 
Old 07-09-2004, 11:37 AM   #6
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I have just burned and tried BONZAI linux,
the same thing happend
 
Old 07-09-2004, 11:44 AM   #7
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I burned it using nero express, burn > data disk ?
is it correct ?

no in the cd it is just a one file and it's type is ISO.

what am I doing wrong ?
You just copied the CD image file to CD. That won't work.

You need to tell Nero to burn a disk from the image file.
Nero defaults to .nrg files, but just change the filter on the dialogue box to .* and you will be able to find the ISO to burn.

Good luck!
 
Old 07-09-2004, 12:12 PM   #8
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well, I have nero express in that it doesnot give a option to choose a extention. But it is listed and burned as ISO.
what can I do ?
 
Old 07-09-2004, 12:57 PM   #9
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You need an option for "Burn disk image" or "create disk from image" something like that.
 
Old 07-09-2004, 02:32 PM   #10
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hey,
thanks, I am on my way installing..

 
Old 07-09-2004, 02:38 PM   #11
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No probs ... and on the bright side you have a few extra coasters
 
Old 07-09-2004, 04:18 PM   #12
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hi again,
I am stuck at
debian@user $

how go in to normal windows enviroment ? (kde)

here is what I get for startx

(EE) unable to locate/open config file
(EE) error from xf86 handle config file()

fatal server error
No screens found





S.O.S

Last edited by F1_help; 07-09-2004 at 04:34 PM.
 
Old 07-09-2004, 05:42 PM   #13
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Have you configured X? If not, configure it with
Code:
xf86cfg --textmode
If you still have trouble, post the contents of /etc/X11/XF86Config and the contents of lspci.

On another note, on a 486, KDE is going to run very slow. If the graphics card is just as old, it will probably only run on the lowest of settings.
 
Old 07-09-2004, 05:55 PM   #14
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Yeah, comp's right...you might want to consider using fluxbox, openbox or blackbox on a 486...though if you really want a desktop environment you could try XFCE, I've heard that's pretty gentle on the resources.
 
  


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