[kwlug-disc] linux on old hardware

Insurance Squared Inc. gcooke at insurancesquared.com
Tue Feb 16 13:54:43 EST 2010

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?


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