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Re: I might be ready to give up...



On Sat, 2007-01-06 at 16:25 -0600, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-01-06 at 11:40 -0500, Hal Levy wrote:
> > Sorry- I am trying again     I have not used any flavour of linux in
> > more years than I care to even think about.  I decided to give it a go
> > with Fedora Core 6.   I installed on a older Pentium 2 MMX box. The
> > install went smoothly and I was up an running in a short time.
> > Shortly after install I was notified about 140 some-odd updates that
> > were availible and told the system to install them.
> I am not as optomistic as the other posters. You did not tell us how
> much RAM you have nor the speed of your processor but my experience with
> a P3 500 MHz processor and 384 Meg of ram has not been stellar.
> 
> My experience is that FC6 is uniquely unsuited for older processors with
> older cards. I have not been able to trace down exactly why this is true
> but in my case , at least, it is true. So your problems in getting your
> system up and running does. not surprise me.
> 
> My advice is to use an earlier version of Fedora is you want to stick
> with this computer.
I couldn't install FC6 to my older Pentium 3 at all. I installed FC5,
using text mode and it went pretty smoothly. I swear that my old install
of Caldera on a 486 ran faster though, with only 32 megs of memory. 
<g> Ric

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