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    problem installing linux

    I have tried and tried

    Knoppix
    Mandrake 9.1
    Ark linux

    machine spec is:

    K6 333
    150mb ram
    Very old mobo
    5gb hard drive

    It wont install on any of the above.

    getting very bored with linux very quickly
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    • joshwa's system
      • Motherboard:
      • PC Chips M577 AT/ATX
      • CPU:
      • AMD K6-2 500Mhz
      • Memory:
      • 512mb PC100 SDRAM
      • Storage:
      • 6.4GB Samsung
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 16mb Matrox G400 Dual Head AGP
      • PSU:
      • ATX 145watt
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    weird - do you get error messages? what happens when you try and install, what stage does it stop at.

    what graphics card do you have?

    have you tried redhat 8/9?

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    Knoppix crashes on the desktop on all the desktop managers.

    Arklinux fals to initilise the installer

    Mandrake enters 2nd stage install and hangs
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    stuff it, my affair with linux is at an end.

    gone back to windoze
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    • wasabi's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI B85M-G43
      • CPU:
      • i3-4130
      • Memory:
      • 8 gig DDR3 Crucial Rendition 1333 - cheap!
      • Storage:
      • 128 gig Agility 3, 240GB Corsair Force 3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Zotac GTX 750Ti
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    Weird motherboard is probably root of prob - most of the k6-2 supporting boards were a bit odd at best.

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      • Wah?
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    Should try Open or Free BSD. Open BSD's supposed to work on just about anything & will run Linux apps.
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    i have a machine that always crashes when installing windows, no matter what version, however debian installs fine and flawlessly.
    i would agree with 0id's comment about bsd, but then again it's presumed you know more if you're installing bsd... same for debian/gentoo too i'd guess.

    don't give up yet!



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