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Old 06-07-2006, 01:51 AM   #1
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linux on a p133 that will only boot S-T-D

I have an old old p133 machine that I struggled to get linux on forever. Eventually I gave up. Yesterday for some reason I threw in a Knoppix S-T-D disc and it worked. I'd tried knoppix and ubuntu live cds before but could never get it to boot. While I can use it through STD, I want to install some kind of linux on the hard disk.
Any suggestions on how I would go about finding version that will work? I know STD is based on knoppix but I dont know which version. And I know knoppix is based on debian so maybe I want an old version of debian? Other than the modules in STD, what else should I be looking for to try and match?
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Guess what?? Google using "linux p133" returns a bunch of hits--including several things that look like success stories.

When you say you have not been able to install Linux on thix box, what were the issues?
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Maybe an old BIOS that's incapable of handling anything larger than floppy-sized El-torito?
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Many distros tend to come compiled for i686 class CPU's - and these are not going to work on Pentiums. So look for i586 or x86 compatibility.


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