Just thought I would have a go at installing openSUSE 32-bit on an old (256Mb) Workstation which is currently running NT4.
Live CD stops at the following:
Mounting compressed file system
Failed to mount CLIC file system
Any suggestions or just accept that this machine is too old and leave it running NT4.
Do not use the live cd it uses much too many resources for this old
machine. Download the dvd or the net installer.
PC: oS 12.1 x86_64 | email@example.comGHz | 16GB | KDE 4.8.3 | GeForce GT 420
ThinkPad E320: oS 12.1 x86_64 | firstname.lastname@example.orgGHz | 8GB | KDE 4.8.3 | HD 3000
eCAFE 800: oS 12.1 i586 | AMD Geode LX 800@500MHz | 512MB | KDE 3.5.10
On 05/22/2012 02:48 PM, Martin Helm wrote:
> Do not use the live cd it uses much too many resources for this old
> machine. Download the dvd or the net installer.
It could be the amount of memory that is used, but I think it may be the CPU.
The Live CD needs an i686. The NET install and DVD isos only need an i586.
I might alos point out that 256 meg is not enough to run gnome or KDE desktops try one of the lighter ones
On Tue, 22 May 2012 22:56:02 +0000, gogalthorp wrote:
> I might alos point out that 256 meg is not enough to run gnome or KDE
> desktops try one of the lighter ones
Yeah, I’m thinking that the installer may be looking for 512 MB as well -
ISTR that less than that could be a problem for the installer in general.
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I’ll try the net install then.
This was just an idea to use an old workstation as an RDP client to connect to other machines. It actually already does this fine using NT4, just thought it would be nice to try and use Linux to do this instead.
Installing a bare system ie no GUI just command line would work also some of the light weight GUIs may run. You might also try a light weight Linux like Puppy or DMS Linux.
Net install failed, it gets to the point of asking for install network protocol and if I select http then requires an address, what do I put in here?
Also tried i586 DVD install, that launches a text mode installer but then gets to the point of asking: ‘Make sure that CD number 1 is in your drive’. Like it can no-longer see the DVD drive for some reason.