[rescue] decisions, decisions
Charles Shannon Hendrix
shannon at widomaker.com
Mon May 2 15:39:29 CDT 2005
Sun, 01 May 2005 @ 15:23 -0400, Lionel Peterson said:
> I have some nice little Compaq Deskpro EN Small Form Factor machines -
> Solaris 10 installs fine on them, supporting all hardware natively *except*
> sound :^( Haven't tried any 3rd-party drivers) - Linux won't install on
A friend of mine installed Linux on those, so it must be possible.
Did you try NetBSD or FreeBSD?
Regarding Solaris: even if the installer worked on my hardware, it still
sucks dead bunnies through a straw.
> It seems, at a minimum, to be a video driver/framebuffer-type issue, the
> install of Fedora Core 3 was fine when the install started, but as it
> progressed, the screen ceased to be updated, but by moving the mouse around
> on the screen, I was able to "find" things to click to keep the install
> moving forward. Once install was completed, it rebooted to "door stop" mode.
Try installing without framebuffer support?
> I'm going to install Solaris 10 on the machine and cal it a day - I was
> shocked that Fedora wouldn't install successfully...
I don't like Fedora personally, and found it wouldn't install on my
system either (a full PC setup).
It really does stupid things with partitioning too. Then again, a lot
of installers do.
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