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    Ancient Computer install problems


    I am currently trying to install DSL on my 13 year old Gateway 2000 with:
    100 Mhz Pentium Processor
    64 MB RAM
    6x CD Drive
    3 1/2" Floppy Drive
    6.4 GB Hard Drive

    It currently has Windows 98.

    I made a boot disk and when i placed it in the drive and restarted, it froze in the bios and made a beeping sound every 5 seconds.

    what do you think is the problem and how can i fix it?
    i want to completely remove windows.

    Thanks

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    hi,

    what bios do you have?

    you need to go to the bios maker homepage(if ever the bios maker does care about that bios anymore as its a very old one) and check the bios beep code to see what the error is
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    i figured out the problem, turns out my boot floppy was bad but so was my cd.
    so i'm going to try and run ubuntu on it

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    How did you burn CD? .iso images are bootable by default. Select Burn Image to Disk option in your CD Burner package. Do not create bootable CD.
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    i burned the cd by using iso burner

    my BIOS didnt support the use of CDROM to run an OS from

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