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01-14-2004, 10:14 PM
I posted this as a reply to another topic, but thought it may get more response with a new topic...

Any ideas on how to get Knoppix/Debian on this box?

I have an old Compaq Presario 1245 laptop. It has an AMD K6-2 3D-Now! 333 Mhz processor, 128 MB Ram, NeoMagic MagicGraph 128XD 2 MB video, a 3.2 GB HD, and a USB port.

The CD-ROM is bad, doesn't work. This laptop currently has no OS loaded. I've been trying for 2 days to get Debian Woody installed by booting from a floppy, configuring the PCMCIA network card, and installing via the network. It downloads all of the base packages, but errors out when it start installing/configuring the system.

What I really wanted to do was to do a HD-install of Knoppix, but the CD-ROM doesn't work. How else could I get Knoppix/Debian installed on this thing?



01-15-2004, 01:11 AM
Cannot help with your problem other than to suggest an new cdrom. But I have a k6-2, 350 desktop and it installed great after I got a modern cdrom for it.


01-15-2004, 01:14 AM
Also, about the time that these machines were built, the cdroms that were available didn't support booting from them with iso's as we have now. Cannot remember what the diff's are, but some format isn't supported on older cdroms.. that is why I had to buy a newer rom for mine. Just fyi. 350 desktop that is. Dec 1998 manuf. date.