Minimum requirements for install? (Sorry if this is a dup)
steve at rueb.com
Fri Mar 19 21:59:46 UTC 2004
On Fri, 2004-03-19 at 10:54, Rodolfo J. Paiz wrote:
> You cannot make generalizations like that about Linux and not expect to get
> shot down for it, since they simply *are not true*.
Indeed, my situation is an excellent example. It's a kickstart install
that configures the machine to run basically only a few processes:
X -query 192.168.1.1
esd -public -tcp
On bootup it boots directly into an XDMCP login screen from a RH9 server
with 512MB of ram. Runs fine on 53MB of system memory. In fact, it's
BTW, I did get it to install. There turned out to be no obvious way to
change the system/video memory partitioning. But in the BIOS I changed
the IDE drive type from DOS to OTHER and changed another setting that
was set to Windows5.x to OTHER. I then tried a graphical install and it
aborted, probably due to memory. I burned a new kickstart CD which
installs in text mode and everything went fine.
And of course there had to be a flakey CDROM drive thrown in just to
make it more interesting. I would bet that half the linux installs that
fail are really due to a flakey CDROM drive. When installing on unknown
hardware I always figure a 50-50 chance that the CD reader's not bad
enough to be obvious but not up do doing a whole OS installation either.
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