On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 02:54:29AM +0200, aitor_czr wrote:
> On 10/17/2016 12:29 PM, Adam Borowski <kilob...@angband.pl> wrote:
> >On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 08:58:28AM +0100, KatolaZ wrote:
> >>>On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 11:05:54AM +0800, Robert Storey wrote:
> >>>> >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.
> >>>> >
> >>>> >devuan_jessie_1.0.0-beta_i386_CD.iso
I installed devuan from one of the old alphas. I remember there was
something I had to do with the ISO before I could boot it from a USB
stick. I gather it needed some kind of prefix?
The correspondence should be somewhere in the ancient history of this
But maye the modern ISO's no longer have this problem.
> >>>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.
> >That's unstable; for jessie the minimum requirement for i386 is 586.
> Yes..., but it really depends on the version of the kernel.
> 4.7.x uses i686 and i686-pae, and 3.16.x uses i586 and i686-pae
> The trouble might be also in the phisical address extension (PAE), if the
> computer hasn't this feature.
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