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    dapper cd install boot option

    Anyone know the cd install boot option to install the linux i386 kernel ?
    I'm trying to install dapper on an old RM machine that has an IBM 233 processor (we have 60 odd of these spare and I thought I'd get the kids to turn them into something useful).
    After a standard server install it just 'loads kernel' then reboots over again - I had this before on a custom mame machine and IIRC it had installed a k6 kernel that it couldn't cope with it.
    If possible I don't want to go in and fix it after because kids might not understand that bit.

    TIA

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    Re: dapper cd install boot option

    Use the alternate CD rather than the normal liveCD. There's a lot more options avalible with that version.

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    Re: dapper cd install boot option

    I was using the server CD, just wasn't sure what boot option to install teh correct kernel. Anyway I might give up on trying to load dapper, I think its probably a bit too much - even with a light load of icewm/abiword/dillo etc.
    I'll give puppy a try.

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    Re: dapper cd install boot option

    I said the Alternate CD, not the Server CD. They are two entirely different things.

    Consider Xbuntu for old hardware.

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    Re: dapper cd install boot option

    Or try Zenwalk (uses Xfce). I've found Zenwalk runs better on old hardware than Xubuntu on newer hardware. Doesn't have a pretty GUI installation procedure - installation will be a learning experience and it's not actually that hard

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    Re: dapper cd install boot option

    I recently tried setting up a couple of old machines (128M ram 200Mhz) and found that Breezy (prev version of Ubuntu) would install OK (and is fine BTW) and using the Alternate XUbuntu iso then I got Dapper XUbuntu working on another one.

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    Re: dapper cd install boot option

    ok I ran from the alternative cd and it ran fine.

    I now have dapper

    So whats the deal with the different cd's all I want is a basic window manager and some apps - ubuntu server/ bununtu/kubuntu/xubuntu all use the same base - right ?
    so all I need is the base install then build from there :idea: apparently not :?

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    Re: dapper cd install boot option

    yes. Just pull in the right meta package.

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