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Hi all, I've got an old P2 i want to install linux on and use as a simple file server. The problem being i cannot install any ditro. Fedora freezes ...
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- 09-23-2006 #1
Serious Installation Problems
I've got an old P2 i want to install linux on and use as a simple file server. The problem being i cannot install any ditro. Fedora freezes after formatting file system, Ubuntu copies files accross and then freezes, and DSL cant display the screen correctly. Also, with fedora, my mouse cannot be detected during installation. If anyone can help please reply.
- 09-23-2006 #2
i have installed on computer like that FC4 and slackware...maybe gentoo would work too...
- 09-24-2006 #3
thanks for your reply. I may try Slackware after i download it but I think I may forget it. The computer now wont even Boot DSL. Any other suggestions?
- 09-24-2006 #4
I found that when all else faled I tried debain. Just hook up your computer to the net, get the debian netinstall disk and you should have a running system (text based) in a little under an hour with fast download speeds.Registered GNU/Linux User #399198
'Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.' -Steven Wright
- 09-24-2006 #5
You may also want to check over the command line options
that the installer gives you. Each distro is different, but often
they have a help option, sometimes invoked by one of the
function keys. There are workarounds to turn off various
hardware probes that can cause an installer to hang, especially
on older systems.
- 09-24-2006 #6
Thanks for your replys. I'll try looking at the command line options. and if that doesn't help i'll try debian.
EDIT: It installed and now it freezes at when it is initiating storage devices ect.