[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 
> them!?!?!

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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