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    Will not install.


    I have a old compaq deskpro 2000 series
    with about 220mhertz 256 ram 15 gig hard drive
    but i ever distro i try to install it dosent work. any
    suggestions on what to look at
    ps the cd integrety allways comes up fine its just in stalling the
    base system

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    Welcome to the forums!

    What happens when you try to install them?

    Errors, system hang, black screen, etc?

    Have you tried running any LiveCD distros to see if they work?

    Here's a user poll indicating some favorite distros for older/weaker computer hardware:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/cof...re-2008-a.html
    oz

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    Welcome to the forums!

    What happens when you try to install them?

    Errors, system hang, black screen, etc?

    Have you tried running any LiveCD distros to see if they work?

    Here's a user poll indicating favorite distro for older/weaker computer hardware:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/cof...re-2008-a.html

    it gets to the base sytem install go to about 6% and i start to get errors of file not found

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    Quote Originally Posted by anchortim View Post
    it gets to the base sytem install go to about 6% and i start to get errors of file not found
    I have managed to install Linux on systems with less memory and hard disk space than you listed ... so you should be able to get a version to work.
    Which distro are you trying to install now ? and what boot options have you tried already ... like nopcmcia vga=788 etc.

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    If you are sure the installation disks themselves are good, it could be some hardware error.

    Experiment (as suggested by Jonathan) with the various kernel boot options available to you through the F-keys right before the CD begins to boot. Different distros will have different options you can use.
    oz

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