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alpha 3 rev 2
05-21-2012, 12:07 PM (This post was last modified: 05-21-2012 12:32 PM by tavvva.)
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RE: alpha 3 rev 2
(05-21-2012 12:00 AM)canuck Wrote:  
(05-20-2012 08:23 PM)CharlieBros Wrote:  Wow, that's a old Machine!, you can try to install from the hard drive, but you need to buy an USB adapter.
You already try it with other CD-Rom drive?
Charlie

Finally completed the install with GRUB as boot loader and I end up with a CLI (both as root and user). I need to figure out a way to get the GUI going :-) Without that I am lost.

Yes its an old system with ISA slots for each peripheral and no 'pci' slots (and no USB ports either). It does not even recognise a CDRom drive let alone boot from it. I have to use SBM to boot from the CDRom.The system won't recognise a HD larger than 500 MB :-)

HD larger than 500MB should not be a problem. If you create a separate boot partition within the first 500MB (addressable by BIOS), then the kernel is loaded from that boot partition and once the kernel boots up, it is able to address the rest harddrive capacity directly using the harddrive ports ... it doesn't need BIOS routines anymore ..... so, the root partition can be placed in the area that can't be addressed by BIOS. My recommendation is to create a small boot linux partition (20MB - 100MB), then optionally some DOS partition if you want (350MB), then some swap space (128MB), then finally some linux root partition (till the end of the harddrive).

You can also use the DeLi(cate) boot floppy in order to boot from the CD-ROM (it internally uses SmartBoot Manager module).

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The installation was quite slow Undecided .... What's the size of your swap partition? Maybe it's caused by the harddrive speed (hopefully it doesn't have any bad blocks or dying areas causing delays during the IO operations).

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In fact The Xorg configuration is a hardware configuration .... I was unsure what category is the best place for this configuration and finally decided to put it in the hardware submenu. We can tune that in the future ...

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As it was already written ... each user has it's own WM configuration. If you start delisetup from the regular user account, then it offers you just the WM configuration. Select icewm (or whatever), then enable menu generator (recommended) and this will generate a working .xinitrc file. If you have configured the Xorg properly, then you can start the X by calling startx from the regular user account ... eventually you can install slim login manager (and enable the slim service in the delisetup) for graphical login ...

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alpha 3 rev 2 - canuck - 05-20-2012, 04:27 PM
RE: alpha 3 rev 2 - CharlieBros - 05-20-2012, 08:23 PM
RE: alpha 3 rev 2 - canuck - 05-21-2012, 12:00 AM
RE: alpha 3 rev 2 - tavvva - 05-21-2012 12:07 PM
RE: alpha 3 rev 2 - tavvva - 05-20-2012, 09:54 PM
RE: alpha 3 rev 2 - canuck - 05-21-2012, 12:17 AM
RE: alpha 3 rev 2 - CharlieBros - 05-21-2012, 12:10 AM
RE: alpha 3 rev 2 - canuck - 05-21-2012, 02:14 AM
RE: alpha 3 rev 2 - CharlieBros - 05-21-2012, 02:35 AM
RE: alpha 3 rev 2 - nl2stk - 05-21-2012, 06:53 AM
RE: alpha 3 rev 2 - CharlieBros - 05-21-2012, 08:16 PM
RE: alpha 3 rev 2 - tavvva - 05-21-2012, 09:53 PM
RE: alpha 3 rev 2 - snacsnoc - 05-24-2012, 01:13 AM
RE: alpha 3 rev 2 - tavvva - 05-24-2012, 08:14 AM
RE: alpha 3 rev 2 - tavvva - 05-24-2012, 08:37 AM
RE: alpha 3 rev 2 - CharlieBros - 05-24-2012, 12:09 PM
RE: alpha 3 rev 2 - tavvva - 05-24-2012, 12:30 PM

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