DAMN POWERFULL LINUX!
Forum: User Feedback
Topic: DAMN POWERFULL LINUX!
started by: arkaoss
Posted by arkaoss on Sep. 25 2003,03:55I Have an old toshiba laptop, that only has 500mb hd, and floppy. So i took the HD out, Put it onto a mobo, with CDrom, booted off cd, ran DSL; ran HD-install
Shut off that, put the HD back in the laptop.. and BAM! DSL on lappy without cd-rom, with 486 processor, and 16mb ram. Lcd does work, well except for a brightness glitch.
Posted by NoWop on Sep. 25 2003,04:33Where there is a will, there is a way!
Posted by vhangell on Sep. 25 2003,10:39I was about to ask if it will work on 486 thank God it does!
Posted by ImNotHere on Sep. 25 2003,15:37yay!
will it work on my 16 mHz 468 with 300 kb of ram and 700kb of extended? it has a 5 1/4'' floppy drive
Posted by g33k on Sep. 25 2003,18:31I have DSL running XWindow smothly on a Pentium 75Mhz with 32 mb RAM, 1.6 gb HDD with no swap, first nix-dist that has worked on that piece of hardware for me. I like it, I like it alot.
Posted by satoshi on Sep. 27 2003,16:14Hm, I've gotta try this on my 33mhz 486. I'm not sure how much RAM it has though..
Posted by squinky on Sep. 27 2003,17:42ouch- low end systems. I would recommend some mkswap, but if you're not going to be multi-tasking too much, I guess little ram/swap should be fine. Still, if you do have a few mb's of hd space, a little bit of swap could go a long way.
Posted by g33k on Sep. 27 2003,23:30
Do you run the XWindow manager with fluxbox as well?
Posted by satoshi on Sep. 28 2003,21:59Hm? I don't understand what you're saying. I just said that I gotta try it on my 486 just to try it. I've got way better machines to do it on, but I wanna see how well it works on a 486.
Posted by g33k on Sep. 29 2003,09:41
Sorry, didn't read your post all to carefully. Guess that's what happens when one sits up two straight days just configuring linux
I missunderstood and thought you managed to install it on a 33mhz, not that you where going to try it. My bad.
Posted by AshleyK on Oct. 08 2003,19:40arkaoss
I tried to do same with a disk out of a 486dx desktop and put it in to pentium II machine but machine would not recognise disk and fdisk kept giving errors when trying to access it. I'd really like to get dsl running on this 486. Any ideas?
What's a mobo?
Posted by skaos on Oct. 09 2003,15:27It could be the master/slave jumper that isn't set correctly if you installed it as the second disk. Or: early ide disks had some compatibility problems - they didn't like to coexist together with disks from other manufacturers. You could try do disconnect all other disks and only install the disk from your 486 and see if that works.
I would guess that a mobo is a motherboard.
Posted by Dakrone on Oct. 09 2003,15:34...
Since you're swapping hard drives, the jumpers (like above) might have been messed up, if you're changing it to be the primary in the PII, you'll have to have the jumper on the hard drive set to master. Also, a lot of older computers require that you have it plugged into the correct part of the cable (most IDE cables have plugs for 2 hard drives), you could also try switching that and see if it works