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    Default Re: Απ: Re: Απ: openSUSE 11.4 on Pentium 2 350 Mhz, 256 MB RAM...

    Yes, there are still some. I guess Puppy and DSL would work with older processors too.

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.4 on Pentium 2 350 Mhz, 256 MB RAM...

    On 2011-05-15 11:36, oldcpu wrote:
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    > skaterich;2339834 Wrote:
    >> It looks like there is 'Evergreen'
    >> (http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Evergreen) for 11.2...
    >>

    >
    > That would be good to see. From what I have read on the mailing list,
    > they really want 2 volunteer packagers to support 11.2, and thus far
    > they only have one. That could be a make or break issue.


    I know next to nothing of packaging...

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.4 on Pentium 2 350 Mhz, 256 MB RAM...

    On 2011-05-15 09:06, oldcpu wrote:

    > Note support for openSUSE-11.2 is about to end (in a small number of
    > days), and it is not yet confirmed there will be an evergreen-11.2.


    It has finished this week already. The repos have not been removed yet, but
    no further updates. The evergreen is going to take over, the official
    announcement for the end of 11.2 mentions evergreen.


    > Reference your sound on 11.4 LXDE, I am confident that if you try
    > again, I can help you to get it to work.


    Indeed, it is too short a test. He has to install 11.4, post the problems
    here, and wait. Wait weeks if necessary. Days usually.

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.4 on Pentium 2 350 Mhz, 256 MB RAM...

    please try again wrote:

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    > The Pentium II is an i686 and is still OK for today's Linux, unlike the
    > AMD K6, which is also in theory a i686 but lacks the cmov instruction.
    >

    Even that will work since only the live cd's are explicitly for i686. I
    installed openSUSE on an eCafe 800 where the cpu is nearly i686 except I
    think two missing instructions (one was the long nop, the other I do not
    remember) which makes it as a result only i586 compatible. One can use the
    full DVD or also the netinstall (used the last one from an usb for that
    netbook) which are both i586. Of course it can happen (I did not check that
    thoroughly) that not every package is also available as i586 version.
    By the way the ecafe runs now happily a debian 6, it was a bit better for
    that machine because of the geode graphic driver.

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.4 on Pentium 2 350 Mhz, 256 MB RAM...

    On 2011-05-15 14:06, hcvv wrote:
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    >> The 11.4 install was a clean install, formatting /, /boot, /usr
    >> partitions. I installed the KDE desktop, along NonOSS packages.

    > I can imagine that there are reasons to have a seperate -/boot
    > -partition (but the reason in your case might be interesting, it is not
    > done normaly), but I am realy curious about the seperate partition for
    > -/usr-.


    I can explain /my/ reasons for both ;-)

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.4 on Pentium 2 350 Mhz, 256 MB RAM...

    Quote Originally Posted by martin_helm View Post
    Even that will work since only the live cd's are explicitly for i686. I
    installed openSUSE on an eCafe 800 where the cpu is nearly i686 except I
    think two missing instructions (one was the long nop, the other I do not
    remember) which makes it as a result only i586 compatible. One can use the
    full DVD or also the netinstall (used the last one from an usb for that
    netbook) which are both i586. Of course it can happen (I did not check that
    thoroughly) that not every package is also available as i586 version.
    By the way the ecafe runs now happily a debian 6, it was a bit better for
    that machine because of the geode graphic driver.
    I tried a while ago (1 or 2 years, don't remember) to get a newer Linux on a K6. I guess I tried openSUSE, Mandriva, Ubuntu and ArchLinux. Only Mandriva installed but didn't work afterwards. It wasn't worse the time, so I gave up, but the PC is still there, I might eventually try something else ...

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.4 on Pentium 2 350 Mhz, 256 MB RAM...

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2011-05-15 14:06, hcvv wrote:
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    >> The 11.4 install was a clean install, formatting /, /boot, /usr
    >> partitions. I installed the KDE desktop, along NonOSS packages.

    > I can imagine that there are reasons to have a seperate -/boot
    > -partition (but the reason in your case might be interesting, it is not
    > done normaly), but I am realy curious about the seperate partition for
    > -/usr-.


    I can explain /my/ reasons for both ;-)
    Me too :-)

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.4 on Pentium 2 350 Mhz, 256 MB RAM...

    Why explain when you can say RTFM? Ok, ok, just kidding.

    I've tried all kinds of partitioning schemes and I can probably defend most of them on one ground or another.

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.4 on Pentium 2 350 Mhz, 256 MB RAM...

    please try again wrote:

    > I tried a while ago (1 or 2 years, don't remember) to get a newer
    > Linux on a K6. I guess I tried openSUSE, Mandriva, Ubuntu and ArchLinux.
    > Only Mandriva installed but didn't work afterwards. It wasn't worse the
    > time, so I gave up, but the PC is still there, I might eventually try
    > something else ...
    >

    I am no hardware specialist (just a long year user who had a lot of differnt
    hardware over the years), I have seen that the K6 seems to be i586
    compatible (taken from this discussion about arch
    https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=36536). So arch linux will
    definitely not work on it, it makes really full use of everything which is
    in the i686 instruction set, that is at least what I have seen myself when I
    tried to use it with the AMD Geode LX 800 (kernel panic), whereas openSUSE
    identified the cpu correct as not i686 compatible and used only i586
    packages.
    It may well be that all distros mentioned above contain somewhere some
    instructions not compatible with your K6.

    At least plain debian should give you a running system with it, the
    compatibility of their packages is given down to the 486DX processors (even
    for the current version debian 6 or if you don't want to be so conservative
    - debian testing).

    One pitfall I can think of is that probably the K6 reports itself as an i686
    somehow (contrary to the AMD geode LX 800 was correctly identified as i586
    but not i686 compatible) and the wrong (or some wrong) packages or the wrong
    kernel are installed by openSUSE, Mandriva, Ubuntu for the K6. But this is
    only pure speculation.
    If that is the case I have no real idea how to overcome this.

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.4 on Pentium 2 350 Mhz, 256 MB RAM...

    On 2011-05-15 17:36, ken yap wrote:
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    > Why explain when you can say RTFM? Ok, ok, just kidding.


    Because the FM is dead. :-P

    It was the SuSE 6.2 paper book.

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