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Re: "Lenny's" twist of fate

On Sat, Dec 19, 2009 at 08:59:00PM +0900, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 09:14:17AM -0500, philipgeiger wrote:
> > I'm presently trying to install "Lenny" on my dinosaur computer. It's an  
> > amd 500 with 512 mb ram and a wd 160gb hard drive. After installing I  
> > noticed that my serial mouse doesn't work and the initial screen doesn't  
> > have any underscores to access by hot keys and tabbing as a plan b. 
> These are minor glitches.  I would be happy to get to here.  Your
> complaints are minor glitches.  They are not like "SEGMENTATION ERROR"
> which is hard to fix.  You seem to got WORKING SYSTEM already :-)
> > I'm trying to install over my previous installation still without the
> > mouse support. 

I think I overlooked exact RAM number but guessed situation from "mouse"
assuming serial mouse or some old graphics card mouse.  Excuse me, you
got new enough system.

> Since your platform looks to have small DRAM memory which prevents
> modern installer to be used, I suggest you to use old distribution on
> CD if you have CD ROM drive on your system.  

This is bogus assumption.

> If you have access to newer PC, try to learn GNU/Linux using live CD.
> There are Debian live CD but Ubuntu ones are also good.
>  http://wiki.debian.org/LiveCD
>  http://www.ubuntu.com/GetUbuntu/download

Anyway, this is one way.
> I also recommend you to learn basics from http://www.debian.org/doc/
> Please note old Debian distribution has been moved to
> http://archive.debian.org/debian/
> See this backgrounds at http://www.debian.org/distrib/archive
> Osamu
> PS: See http://www.debian.org/doc/user-manuals#quick-reference

Also reaing BTS as others suggested is good idea.

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