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[SOLVED] Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

Post by martyg » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:07 pm

Hi All;

I hope that this is the correct place for this question..

I am looking for a GOOD Copy that I can Download of Linux Mint (Elyssa) Version 5..

The reason for this is I have an OLD Computer with a '586 CPU and I want to Run Linux Mint on it.. I Love Mint over Ubuntu..
This is for Educational Purposes and for eventually Installing Linux From Scratch on this 586 system, and the Host program would be Linux Mint 5.. It would have access to the internet, but it would be for download purposes and nothing important otherwise..
This project has been inspired by Kernotex running a 486 with Linux From Scratch on it..
THANK YOU Marty
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Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

Post by Pierre » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:17 pm

it's unlikely that there would be any on-line copy of that older LinuxMint ISO.
:)
what continent are an resident of :?: there may be someone, nearby, that may still have such an copy
( I'm likely to have, but I'm in Australia )
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Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

Post by martyg » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:43 pm

Hi All;

Thank You, Pierre, for Your Answer..

I live in Boulder Colorado USA..

I got a copy of it about a Month ago, but I cannot seem to be able to find where I got it from and I am looking for another source..

Of the sites that I have found that do have Linux Mint, they only go down to Linux Mint 7..

I just Replaced the CPU with another one that I have, and I am loading it right now to see if it is any better, I was having trouble loading (recently)..

I know that it is slow going, but, that is part of the Experience..

THANK YOU Marty

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Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

Post by absque fenestris » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:44 am

Not exactly a Linux Mint, but a Linux. Can also be installed from floppy...
Floppy boot disk
This floppy diskette can start SliTaz on old PCs with or without a CD-ROM. It can boot SliTaz from a usb flash drive, a SliTaz CD/DVD, a hard drive, the LAN by PXE and even the Internet with gPXE.

Floppy disk (1,44 MB) - image [ md5 ]

You can write this floppy image with SliTaz bootfloppybox, Windows rawrite or simply dd (dd if=floppy-grub4dos of=/dev/fd0).
http://www.slitaz.org/en/get/

At least you can use SliTaz for a first test check...
Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia (Mate) 32-bit - Acer D250 Netbook (Intel Atom N270, 2 GB RAM, 120 GB SSD)
Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa (Mate) 64-bit - MacBook Pro 15" (Intel Core2 Duo, 8 GB RAM, 240 GB SSD) - with some separation difficulties...

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Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

Post by Spearmint2 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:28 am

All things go better with Mint. Mint julep, mint jelly, mint gum, candy mints, pillow mints, peppermint, chocolate mints, spearmint,....

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Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

Post by catweazel » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:33 am

AZgl1500 wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:29 am
here you go

https://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=25
Of course, you tested at least one of the repos at the link for LM 5, right?
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Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

Post by Spearmint2 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:46 am

I put a link to there for the information only on the page, not for the download.
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Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

Post by Pierre » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:24 am

one of the things, that I'd checked - - was for any valid URLs - - there aren't that many.
- - before I'd even replied to the OPs post.

as most site's seemed to have done an prune of those older ISOs,
& so they don't go back, that far.
:(

NB: LM 9.0 was the next available LTS & that may be, just as good, for your older machine.
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Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

Post by Hoser Rob » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:07 am

Emmabuntüs seems to have a 586 friendly version, and it's meant for old hardware:

https://emmabuntus.sourceforge.io/media ... p/Download

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Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

Post by martyg » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:22 am

Hi All;

Thank You all for the Listing sites..
I have tried all of those sites, and I either get a 404 error or like on the old-app site, it won't let me register correctly..
It keeps saying I need to do the Image, but there is no image to do.. Also for the Password, I don't know how long or how short it needs to be and if it requires some special characters.. I don't get a green checkmark, like I do for my name..

I got emmabuntus to download, I will make a DVD of it and see how or if it will work on my machine, THANK YOU..

THANK YOU Marty

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Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

Post by martyg » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:55 am

Hi All;

I tried to make a DVD copy of the Emmabuntüs software for my 586, and it says that the file is too large, it won't fit on a DVD..

THANK YOU Marty

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Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

Post by Hoser Rob » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:20 am

martyg wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:55 am
Hi All;

I tried to make a DVD copy of the Emmabuntüs software for my 586, and it says that the file is too large, it won't fit on a DVD..

THANK YOU Marty
Try a double sided DVD?

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Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

Post by martyg » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:15 am

Hi All;

"" Try a double sided DVD? ""

I never heard of such a thing..

Is there a way to divide the file in about half and then copy it to two DVD's ??

THANK YOU Marty

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Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

Post by Spearmint2 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:10 pm

All things go better with Mint. Mint julep, mint jelly, mint gum, candy mints, pillow mints, peppermint, chocolate mints, spearmint,....

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Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

Post by rene » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:21 pm


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Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

Post by rene » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:44 pm

... although it's based on Ubuntu 8.04 which has 384MB as memory requirement; probably that or 512M for Mint 5. Your Pentium 1 is quite unlikely to in fact have that; 64M or 128M max was common for that generation.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardyReleaseNotes

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Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

Post by Spearmint2 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:23 pm

Good site, but those are all probably spanish language versions too. Although the operating system could be switched to english, I wonder if it's true for any of the helps in it?
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Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

Post by rene » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:33 pm

Why would you even say that? Linux Mint install DVDs don't come in multiple language versions now, and seemingly didn't back then; you made me waste time checking in a VM.

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Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

Post by rene » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:49 pm

I'm by the way off, so for possible benifit of OP; when I not too long ago re-installed a P1 I found that as to Debian, Debian 6 was the last to install on a 64M machine: https://www.debian.org/releases/squeeze ... 05.html.en.

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rene@5vd5:~$ cat /proc/cpuinfo 
processor	: 0
vendor_id	: GenuineIntel
cpu family	: 5
model		: 4
model name	: Pentium MMX
stepping	: 3
cpu MHz		: 232.959
cache size	: 0 KB
fdiv_bug	: no
hlt_bug		: no
f00f_bug	: yes
coma_bug	: no
fpu		: yes
fpu_exception	: yes
cpuid level	: 1
wp		: yes
flags		: fpu vme de pse tsc msr mce cx8 mmx
bogomips	: 465.91
clflush size	: 32
cache_alignment	: 32
address sizes	: 32 bits physical, 32 bits virtual
power management:

rene@5vd5:~$ free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:         60544      58340       2204          0       9968      27644
-/+ buffers/cache:      20728      39816
Swap:        72252          4      72248
rene@5vd5:~$ cat /etc/debian_version 
6.0.10

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Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

Post by Spearmint2 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:50 pm

rene wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:33 pm
Why would you even say that? Linux Mint install DVDs don't come in multiple language versions now, and seemingly didn't back then; you made me waste time checking in a VM.
ROFL! So, you weren't sure either. :lol:
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