Thursday, December 27, 2007

Two old computers, and pics.

So, today I brought home the Presario.

But, I also got an eMachine (read: piece of crap) with 192 MB RAM 400MHz Celeron, and a 4GB Hard drive.
While it should load Xubuntu, I got some very strange errors trying to load the LiveCD.
Same with all the other Debian based distros (I tried Knoppix, Dreamlinux, and Xubuntu)
I had to install MEPIS (only thing I had at the time), but it's a bit too heavy. I can't figure out how to decrease the KDE effects either.

Although I don;t have it here at home, I did have an old Pro-Tech with these specs.
132MHz Processor, 16MB RAM, and a 1 GB Hard drive. After failing miserably to install DSL via Poorman's (it wouldn't boot from CD)
Also, it had a rather weird screen color. I totally destroyed it anyways, so I'm gonna have to try getting an OS that fits on a floppy.

On a lighter note, just before I left, I managed to install DSL on another Pro-Tech Machine, which seemed slightly newer (or just had better specs).
132MHz Processor
1.5GB Hard drive

I was succesfully able to install DSL on this one, however, it took me three tries (GRUB wasn't working, so I had to use LILO)

Well, that makes, uhm...
5/7 of my Computers now have Linux.
And I'm getting two more (maybe three, but don't count on it) tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Compaq Presario 5070

It has a 350MHz Processor, and a whole whopping 30M RAM. Not even enough to install DSL on.
But I made it.
It was a hassle, but I did it.
DSL's very fast on this thing once installed though.
Pics tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Goodbye, Ark...

Esteguan's losing Ark, as it's too heavy for it.
It's getting Dreamlinux now.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

My Current status with Linux.

I have three computers as of now.

Main Computer: MacBook - Blokhmen.
From Fall '06
1.83 Ghz Intel Core Duo
60GB Hard drive (50% full)
Intel GMA950 Graphics
Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon.
Distro Whore: IBM T20 - Esteguan
From 1999
386 MB RAM
700Mhz Pentium II
12 GB Hard drive (Nothing on it yet)
Arklinux (Going to put something else on it soon, Arklinux isn't very useful for it now)
Soon to be DSL: IBM 560 - Oofleschmoop
From 1996
2GB Hard drive
Windows 95 (Going to put DSL on it via Poorman's install, found here: