[kwlug-disc] linux on old hardware

Kevin norwood.kevin at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 14:09:38 EST 2010


On 16/02/2010 1:54 PM, Insurance Squared Inc. wrote:
> I'm installing mandriva 2010 on an old computer (AMD 2000+, 256 megs 
> of ram (maybe 512 if I can find another stick)) and not having any luck.
>
> When I boot from DVD, it dies at varying points.  Sometimes right 
> away, sometimes it reads for a bit then dies, sometimes I get the 
> initial install screen then it dies with something like "isolinux: 
> disk error 80, ax=4210"
>
> I'm reasonably sure that the dvd is fine - I've used it for installing 
> numerous systems.  I'm suspecting something in my old hardware.  Any 
> ideas on where to start diagnosing?
>
> g.
>
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just by chance, have you googled your make and model of pc for the 
install? It could be a mapping issue or something dumb.



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