On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 11:05:54AM +0800, Robert Storey wrote:
> Hi everyone.
> I've introduced Devuan to a friend who is not (yet) an accomplished Linux
> geek, but he's been learning very fast. He's not real well-off financially,
> so his two computers are old i386 laptops donated by friends. Neither of
> these machines has a workable CD or DVD drive (ie one is a netbook and thus
> no built-in DVD drive, the other has a DVD burner but is broken). Of
> course, both machines have USB2 ports and can boot off of these.
> In order to install, he downloaded file(s):
> Installed to a usb stick as follows:
> dd if=devuan_jessie_1.0.0-beta_i386_CD.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=4M
> But neither machine will boot either of these installed ISO files, even
> after fiddling with BIOS parameters. However, at my suggestion he also
which CPU is that old laptop you are trying to boot from? AFAIK
Devuan/Debian is compiled for i686, which means it would require at
least a Pentium Pro/Pentium III.
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