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Re: F10: Does not seem to work with an older system: Client-Pro: DX5000

Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
> The system: ClientPro, DX5000 has:
> (1) Intel `Outrigger' Dual 840  w/ Integrated Components Motherboard
> (1) PIII, 866Mhz, 133 FSB, 256K SECC2
> RAM: (2) 64M x 18 (128MB) Samsung PC800, RIMM = 256MB
> I am trying to install F10 on this system, it's slow, but chugs along,
> and brings up the GUI.  I do get complaints of the applets not being
> able to be installed and ask me if I want to delete these applets (Clock,
> User Switcher, Workspace, and some other applets) and I do not delete
> them.  I am able to pull the Gnome Terminal window up and  check to
> see if my disk drive is there (it is).
> But the minute that I try to start: 'Install to Hard Drive' icon, it
> spins for
> awhile, the CD/Disk is churning away for a looong time (more than a day),
> and eventually the mouse jerks heavily (very busy) until a point there is
> extremely slow activity as if the queue is very, very busy in responding to
> keyboard/mouse requests, almost as if it is not being recognized.
> I do not get the installer gui at all.
> In the same token, I tried the same with F9, and it works, no problem, no
> complaints of `failed applets', can get the installer GUI and can proceed
> with installation.
> Perhaps the issue is there is not enough resources (RAM) in that the hard
> disk is swapping heavily?
> Maybe nowadays, older systems will no longer be supported?
> Perhaps I will need to use the anaconda method in order to successfully
> install F10, assuming that it is available, bypassing the GUI based F10
> installer and perhaps in the end is not worth it due to low memory (256MB)
> and I'd just have to get more memory i.e (2) 512MB RIMMs @ ~59.00 ea.?
> Seems that this path is not worth it with faster motherboards out and
> cheaper
> RAMs? Seems like a no-brainer, but I'd still have to spend >$200 for
> hardware
> upgrades?
> Just wondered,
> Dan
Installing from the live CD will be a problem with 256MB of RAM. For
that matter, I am not sure you can do the GUI install with what you
have. On the other hand, you should be able to configure X and boot
in the GUI mode after you have it installed. Part of the problem
with installing from the live CD is that it takes extra memory to
uncompress things from the CD, and it also uses some RAM as a drive
to remember changes and added packages.


  Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

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