Re: Won't install on an ol' Dell?
> Can you be more specific, exact errors, etc.
Yeah, sorry. I was kinda rushing out the door when I posted, and didn't have
time to list much... I was just hoping somebody knew of a specific issue and
an easy fix for said issue.
I don't have access to the system at the exact moment, but what I can say is
that when I tried to install Woody it auto-rebooted without warning as soon
as I got to the installation of the kernel and modules in the installation.
With Sarge (CD's from November, I think. Work fine on other systems) it
reboots without warning as soon as I begin to initialize partitions (Woody
set up the drive fine.) Walbran suggested memtest86... which makes since,
because when I first turned on the system the former OEM Windows 2000
installation booted... into a blue screen of death... and since nothing else
worked memory could easily be the problem.
How do I go about getting/using memtest86 or something similar? Can I run it
off of one of the Debian ISO disks? (I have full sets of stable and testing)
> I have install Debian (woody and sarge) recently on old Dells. They were
> Pentium 166, IIRC.
> I have also install sarge on an XPS R490 (P2) and a Optiplex with a P3.