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Re: Lubuntu on Intel and i586


On Fri, 15 Oct 2010 00:20:54 -0400
Ben Coleman <oloryn@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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> On 10/14/2010 07:24 PM, Benny Hult wrote:
> > But it lacks with packages if you compare to Lubuntu.
> > Hope we can see you using Lubuntu still in the future, becouse the grass
> > ain't greener on the other side of the fence ;)
> Well, turns out that my other Lubuntu candidate (A Compaq Armada 7800
> running a PII/266) is i686-class despite being slower than the AMD, so
> Lubuntu 10.10 should run OK on it, if I can manage to burn a Lubuntu
> CD-R that it will read (the CDROM reader on this machine tends to be a
> bit finicky, and it's old enough that I don't think that it will boot
> from USB Flash).
It is unfortunate this problem as it mainly effects AMD chips as far as I can gather.  https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/eglibc/+bug/587186I
One solution if you want to run Lubuntu on the 586 machine would be to use the10.04 (Lucid) version, which is what I’ve done on a couple of machines.

If you’re having problems with the CD drive it may be worth looking at http://www.pendrivelinux.com/ which has a couple of ways of booting flash drives, using either a floppy http://www.pendrivelinux.com/use-a-floppy-to-boot-usb-pendrive-linux/#more-294 or CD.

Steve Cook (Yorvyk)


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