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

Norm wrote:

> Thanks James, before I emailed the list I checked cpuinfo, the
> information is not as clear as I had hoped.

Erm -- no. It's quite clear.

You've got one of the rather rare Via chips. These work, and don't take
much energy, but don't perform that well. They also count as "i586" era
chips as far as Linux is concerned (so don't try installing i686
kernels. Normally this isn't something you worry about.)

Having said that, for *most* of what one does in Linux, processor
performance isn't that important.

> processor       : 0
> vendor_id       : CentaurHauls
> cpu family      : 6
> model           : 7
> model name      : VIA Ezra
> stepping        : 10
> cpu MHz         : 735.020
> cache size      : 64 KB

If you can get Fedora to install (try a text mode, minimal install, and
yum install just what you need later), and carefully cut down running
services to what you need, this should be perfectly usable.

You may get on better with XFCE than Gnome or KDE.

What sort of graphics card do you have? Is it taking memory from the
main system? Can you minimise this through your system BIOS?

Hope this helps,


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