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

On 1/11/07, Norm <maillist sios ca> wrote:
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
> running
> 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,
> James.
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

Since version 10.1 OpenSUSE requires 384 MB of RAM to run their live
DVD but you can install the disto on a  system with less memory. Don't
know about Ubuntu's live CD/DVD; I just download the install images.

If I can get OpenSUSE 10.2 and FC-6 to install and run on my 450 MHz
AMD K6-2 box you should be able to do the same on your newer, more
powerful box.

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