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Installed Julia 10 (32 bit) - fails to see/use wired network

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:01 am
by willtco
Hi,
I have just installed Julia 10 Mint gnome 32 bit etc on an old IBM Thinkcentre. Synaptic manager returns with a whole bunch of errors, and Firefox reports "The connection was reset - The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading." - I suspect it's not talking to the wired network. As there seems to be no active connection in 'network connections' 'Auto etho' shows 'last used - never' after several attempts to run firefox. I am fairly new to linux so I'm hoping it's something simple (other than me). - Thanx for reading and double thanx if you can help.

Re: Installed Julia 10 (32 bit) - fails to see/use wired network

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:21 am
by trytip
try https://antixlinux.com/ it's well known for using a lot less RAM and should detect your hardware. i can't speak for mint 10 if repos even work. what do you see in iwconfig doing nslookup yahoo.com does it return anything and complete the task?

Re: Installed Julia 10 (32 bit) - fails to see/use wired network

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:13 pm
by karlchen
Linux Mint 10 "Julia" passed the end of its supported life quite a few years ago. You should really not use it in 2018 at all, in particular not, if you intend to access the internet with it.
The list of currently supported Linux Mint systems can be found here: Linux Mint Releases
Depending on your hardware, you may be better off with one of the recommended light-weight Linux distributions, which have been created to be run of outdated hardware as well.

Re: Installed Julia 10 (32 bit) - fails to see/use wired network

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:38 am
by willtco
Thanks for the replies, I was looking for a distro that would fit on a CD as the PC does not have a DVD reader - so it had to be less than 700MB as an ISO. I then did a google for lightweight distros, and the only sub 1GB I could find (after a short search) was this, no mention of it being out of date, I'll start another quest!

Re: Installed Julia 10 (32 bit) - fails to see/use wired network

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:53 am
by smurphos
Can it boot from USB?

if not I recently discovered this - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Insta ... /MinimalCD.

It's tiny (58MB for the 18.04 iso) and lets you pick and chose elements (including Desktop Environments) during the install - it needs a net connection to actually download them. I've not properly tested it as yet, but it looks like it should do the job.

Re: Installed Julia 10 (32 bit) - fails to see/use wired network

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:05 am
by Pierre
the operating system given by trytip is the system that you should try out:
http://antix.mepis.org/
as it is designed for those older machines.

Re: Installed Julia 10 (32 bit) - fails to see/use wired network

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:58 pm
by jimallyn
smurphos wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:53 am
Can it boot from USB?
If it can boot from CD, then it can boot from USB using PLOP:

https://www.plop.at/en/bootmanagers.html

I would install several Linux distributions to USB sticks, use PLOP to boot them, and try them out and see what you think.