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Re: Fedora 6 is not able to install in PIII, 256MB SD RAM, 1.3GHz

James Wilkinson wrote:
Norm wrote:

I have not been able to determine what vintage the processor in my old
box is but with a 735 clock speed we can assume it is old.

With a 733(ish) processor speed, it was either a Pentium III on a 133
MHz motherboard or a Celeron on a 66 MHz motherboard. You can check by
cat /proc/cpuinfo
The 733 MHz Pentium III was released in autumn 1999, the 733 Celeron in
autumn 2000.

If I remember correctly, the 733 MHz Pentium III would have become
obsolete in mid 2001, and the Celeron maybe six months later.

Hope this helps,


Thanks James, before I emailed the list I checked cpuinfo, the information is not as clear as I had hoped. My guess is I am running close to the absolute usable minimum hardware set up which is older than he one in question and the issues involved are more than a generic P3 FC6 issue below is the information from my cpuinfo file. I suspect that the box has its last FC upgrade and is nearing the end of its usable life as a test box (I might be able to extend its life a bnit if I can find some more RAM but the box is not worth spending any money on), even distros like Ubuntu don't run well on it, but at the price I paid for it I can't complain.

processor       : 0
vendor_id       : CentaurHauls
cpu family      : 6
model           : 7
model name      : VIA Ezra
stepping        : 10
cpu MHz         : 735.020
cache size      : 64 KB
fdiv_bug        : no
hlt_bug         : no
f00f_bug        : no
coma_bug        : no
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level     : 1
wp              : yes
flags           : fpu de tsc msr cx8 mtrr pge mmx 3dnow up
bogomips        : 1470.81

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