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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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    Serious Installation Problems


    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 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.

    256mb Ram
    P2 350Mhz
    15Gb HDD
    CDRW Drive

    Regards, Simulator

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    i have installed on computer like that FC4 and slackware...maybe gentoo would work too...

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    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?

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

    Regards, Simulator

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