Schoelje wrote:arjay wrote:I am putting together another PC from some old bits and pieces that will allow me to test the 486 kernel.
That would be great!
Please, when you're ready, start the live installer in terminal:
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You can see the output in the terminal.
It should remove the pae kernel after installation, so when you reboot, you only have the 486 kernel mentioned in grub.
As I said, I never tested it, so it's important that you copy the terminal output in a text file and post that here (or send me an email).
I'm really very curious how it goes.
Sorry - this has got me a bit confused. I thought that if the PC had a single core only, then the DVD would install only the 486 kernel? The PC I have put together has a 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE M/B etc that is about 6 years old. The single CPU is only an Intel(R) Pentium(R) M(obile) processor 1.73GHz. The right stuff for the 486 kernel I would have thought? However, the install process installed both kernels and is currently running pae:
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richard@htpc ~ $ uname -a
Linux htpc 3.2.0-3-686-pae #1 SMP Thu Jun 28 08:56:46 UTC 2012 i686 GNU/Linux
richard@htpc ~ $
I'll tell you how the install went and then reboot with the 486 option and see what happens. I'll remove the pae kernel using your code and report back.
I installed to a freshly formatted 250GB drive and used the provided KParted to create partitions etc. All fine. I noted that the Personal Details page showed clearly-readable text under the "Your Full Name" box unlike the other PC I tried it on (see previous post).
This htpc machine only has an on-board graphics chip but it correctly detected my Sony Bravo 42" TV and set the correct resolution (1920x1080) - amazing! It also correctly detected the on-board Ethernet chip and established a connection, and a Texas Instruments 54 mps ACX 111 wireless card which I have not yet tried for a connection.
Unfortunately, the Logitech K400 wireless USB keyboard with integrated mouse (Spanish layout) didn't seem to be working properly. The Login screen would not accept the password. Thought it might be that it was using the wrong layout (I have numbers and ? marks in my PW). However, I replaced the wireless K/B with a serial one (again Spanish) and all is fine. I'll investigate further and report.
During the install I saw "Entering your system - checking your kernel" flash along the bottom of the window" and later saw "installing the ****pae kernel". All went fine. On rebooting, Grub offered the pae, pae (recovery), 486, 486 (recovery) and Win XP on a second disk. I left it to boot the default - pae. The welcome screen shows the pae installed but not 486? Obviously it doesn't detect the Intel on-board graphics. I found that all windows were displayed without title bars or buttons so I could not drag the windows or minimise, maximise or close. A quick Google shows that this is usually a problem with the O/S not making nice with the graphics card. I disabled all desktop effects in KDE (4.8.4) and rebooted. All works OK now.
I see that update now offers mint-translations, and mintsystem as well as xinit. I installed all of them and it went fine.
I'll play about with the 486 kernel and post again