[lug] Install 'Linux' on a used (i.e. refurb/cheap) Pentium computer: need help/advice
svqueen at gmail.com
Mon May 13 06:30:26 MDT 2013
An ia64 is an itanium processor. Try installing using the amd64 distro
which is more geared for 64 bit pentiums as well as the AMD processors.
On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 12:01 AM, Paul Condon <pecondon1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 05/12/2013 08:16 PM, mark wrote:
> > I have recently installed Debian Wheezy on a laptop older than the
> > system you are trying to install on and had no problems. I would think
> > it should install fine.
> > Some if not all Dell Optiplex GX620 have 64 bit processors and you
> > should be able to run a 64 bit OS. if you want. PAE should be no
> > problem.
> cpu is Pentium 4 HT. I haven't found any clear cut claim that this is
> ia64, but there is a lot of stuff that to me, is greek or maderin. I'm
> downloading an ia64 image/
> >> One feature of my situation is that there are a lot of read errors
> >> reported on the Alt-F4 screen. and I have no basis for saying that
> >> they are significant vs. results of the probing for information about
> >> the hardware.
> > I think this is a problem. What device was giving the read errors?
> > Errors are while preparing partitions on hard disk.
> >>> On Sun, May 12, 2013 at 8:52 AM, Paul Condon<pecondon1 at gmail.com>
> >>> wrote:
> >>> I have done this type of install before, but a long time
> >>> ago. Now.
> >>> everything I try fails....
> > This may be indicating that there is a hardware problem and not that the
> > versions of linux you are trying won't run on your hardware correctly.
> > Mark
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