General :: Experimental Linux Install Using An Old Celeron Powered PC?
Mar 20, 2010
Yes, I was all excited when I plugged in an old dusty PC and found it still alive with a 32 gig hard drive & 260 Megs of RAM with an open slot for more memory, fit for my first Linux system. Then I navigated to device manager and found it was powered by a celeron, which was kind of a bummer.Anyway, can I get by with this setup? I'd like to use the slackware distribution, and my main purpose is to learn to administer a LAN, starting w/ 2 local clients, & a server that also runs Apache.
I have a question about the easiest/lightest Linux distro (or a better solution to my need)
Here is the Gist:
I want to set up a linux box on a Celeron 1.8 Ghz with a Gig of Ram for the sole purpose of transcoding FLAC to MP3 (also I like to Tinker). I will be accessing the linux box via latop so once it's up and runnign i won't need X or anything Background: I have a freenas server in my basement hard wired to my network. I was able to cofigure Transmission to handle DLing my torrents of Grateful Dead shows.
Usage: I run seperate "media" PC to my stereo in the living room which is connetcted to the network via Wireless G, which is part of the reason I set up freenas to do my DLing. I have and love to death iTunes and my iPhone. I love the Grateful Dead. these two loves cause me to commit the ultimate crime and convert the lovely FLAC Grateful Dead shoes from etree.org to MP3, I convert at 256k though so I'm not THAT bad. the "media" pc is a long in the tooth Athlon XP 1800+ with a gig of DDR ram and win XP pro. It can't handle Transcoding FLAC to MP3 at 256 while performing any other duty such as playing music through my nice stereo.
Need: I am going to setup a seperate PC to handle the encoding duties. The FLACs are DL'ed to the NAS server, the MP3's will end up living on the Media PC (think iTunes coverflow) I have several ~2ghz single core processor systems laying around as well as enough winXP licenses to just setup an XP machine to run winamp to convert FLAC to MP3 for me, however I realize this is the worst possible way to accomplish what I want done.[URL]..
On my 2 year old laptop I have an Intel Celeron Processor (The one made in June something of 2008) and last night I finally decided to tear it apart. My reasoning was, that I am going to buy a new laptop soon (I want a 64 bit system ) and lo and behold, my celeron processor has 2 cores on the chip itself. I ran several software tests on it in Linux (mostly just profiling and etc.) then I ran a full diagnostic on it and turns out that the second core was never used in any of it. So I looked over it through a magnifying glass and found a pin that was blocking a section from passing anything to this other core. I pulled the pin out and popped my processor in my laptop. Windows refused to boot at first except into Safe Mode because of a hardware change. It was there that my PC was re-evaluated and while previously I had a 3.5 out of 5.0 according to Vista, I know have a 4.1/5.0 thus Aero now was enabled. I then tried something crazy, I popped in the Arch64 net-install disk and VIOLA!!! It loaded and installed Arch64 successfully. Thus, I converted what was a 32 bit processor into a now 64 bit processor by (carefully) removing a pin. After doing research it seems other people found this out too and am wondering to myself, if Intel created this cheap of a 64bit processor, why didn't they market it like that and/or use this as their low-end 64 bit processor? It's all very fishy to me and I really don't know what to make of it.
As an update, I have re-soldered the pin on and Windows still sees the 2nd core. Arch64 however refuses to boot because it's trying to boot 64bit instructions on a 32bit processor again. It seems that since Windows saw that it was there, it has loaded a new driver (some weird "Intel Blah blah blah" [didn't write it down and don't feel like rebooting, sorry] ) that wasn't loaded before. It's still running Vista 32bit (NOT going to upgrade), but it still sees that the other core is there.
I am using Linux Mint Debian Edition and am using the unstable for all my packages. I do have some that I installed from experimental like gnome3. How do I upgrade all and only all that have been installed from experimental to their new versions in experimental?
I've been getting a message on my monitor where "Input not supported" is floating around. This only happens when I manually turn the monitor off and then later turn it back on. Leaving the monitor on and allowing it to go to the screen saver doesn't seem to cause the issue (but I prefer to turn the monitor off if I'm going to be away from the computer for any length of time).
Specs: Acer X203w monitor Radeon 9600 Pro Video card Linux Mint 8 (Helena) Resolution 1680 x 1050 (16:10 - Preferred native resolution for the monitor) Refresh Rate 60hz
I just had it happen again. I tried unplugging the DVI cable from the back of the computer and then plugging it back in. The monitor then displayed the desktop properly. I'm not sure if that makes a difference or not in what I may need to change settings-wise.
if anyone of you have shifted using Paid Red Hat Linux with CentOS, and what are your experiences of moving from Paid Linux to Unpaid Linux CenOS. When do you suggest a person use Paid Linux and when to use Unpaid Linux?
I believe my Dell laptop at home is sucko full of viruses and malware....been cleaned and recleaned multiple times but seems to just come back.I'd like to start over fresh. I'm thinking I should reformat and wipe the disk clean, and do a fresh Linux install. I have decent computer skills, but wondering if someone could share the basic steps with me....ie
1. if necessary, reformat and partition hard drive. 2. load linux os cd 3. load/install linux windows gui. 4. suggested tools/apps for basic computer use like browser for surfing, office type tools like Word, or Excel, power point. etc.
i'm using kubuntu and am stumped on getting it to recognise a kodak camera, which uses a program called easyshare, which i cant seem to install and linux drivers for it dont seem to be available, so what do i do now?
It's a single core processor but is 64-bit capable according to Intel specs. You can buy Dells with 64-bit Windows pre-installed on computers with these chips, but does Ubuntu 64-bit specifically require two or more cores?
This question is somewhat open ended, so I'll describe the specific issue, what I want to accomplish in general, and what I tried to do. It'd be a little long, but hopefully not too daunting.For quite a while my approach to multi-OS boots has been to install each OS to a separate disk. When I want to boot a specific OS I change the boot drive in the BIOS. I find this convenient for several reasons, but mostly because I don't get boot manager conflicts. If I remove a disk or change the OS on it, this doesn't affect the booting of other OS's.
Note that when I say multi-OS, this meant until now multiple versions of Windows. I've occasionally tried some linux distros on VirtualBox, but now I want to do a full install, and see if I can use it as a main OS. (What prompted this was the recent release of Wine 1.2 and the fact that my new job doesn't involve any Direct3D or DDI work. I've always been partial to the open source movement, but I'm also fine with Windows and never before felt I could make the move without losing key abilities). My plan was (still is, if I can get it to work) to use Linux for everyday e-mail, web browsing and such, play Windows games over Wine, and install Windows 7 in VirtualBox for Windows development.I currently have two disks, one with my main Vista x64 installation, and the other with a Vista x86 installation which I used for my previous job and I no longer need. This is the disk I want to use for the Linux installation. It has a lot of partitions but quite a bit of free space (since I copied a 80GB disk and 250GB disk into a 500GB disk and haven't taken advantage of the extra space).My first choice of distro was Linux Mint, since it's known to be friendly to new users, and I like the software installer on it. I installed Linux Mint in the past in VirtualBox, and the latest version also installed fine, and I found installation instructions explaining how to provide my own partitions, but the installation failed during the "configuring hardware" stage. If you're interested, more details are available in this thread on the Linux Mint forums. I didn't get any reply to that thread.
I thought then that I'd try openSUSE 11.3. The live CD looked usable enough, but when I tried to install I couldn't tell how to make sure that I don't get a boot manager which will try to give me access to the Windows versions on the disks. I don't want this, and what I'm really afraid of is that an install will screw the booting of Vista x64 on the other disk (which, granted, I can disconnect for the install, but I'd rather not). At that point I decided to post a question here.So hopefully you understand what I want to achieve. I don't much care which Linux distro I install, but I'd rather have one which gives me as much usability out of the box (or easily installable) as possible.
I have an older machine and I wanted to install Ubuntu on it. No luck, so I tried a few other versions, even the little ones like Puppy Linux and Dam small linus. They didn't work either.Then it orcurred to me that a Celeron might need tne AMD version,The machine is a Celeron 334 MZ, 384 Ram.
i just bought a new computer today and Ubuntu 11.04 reboots whenever i try to shut it down. Most of the time it just hangs there. I've tried to ALT+CTRL+F2 and shut down with the terminal there by "sudo poweroff" but the system freezes and hangs at that screen, not allowing me to see what's going on. If i leave it for 5 minutes or so in that state, it'll reboot. I've also tried Lubuntu, Kubuntu and Xubuntu and they all have the same issue. I've tried their latest versions.
I've searched endlessly, i've messed with the BIOS settings and nothing. I've added "acpi=off" and "acpi=forced" and neither worked. The only way i can shut down my computer is by holding the physical power button.The computer is an HP P6710F. AMD Athlon II 640 x4 processor. ATI Radeon HD 4200 graphics card. 4GB of memory. 1TB of HDD space.
Im not sure if this is serious, but yesterday, 2 out of 6 times i tryed to halt my debian box, it didnt.The closing process took place correctly apparently, but after the last message "WILL NOW HALT", it didnt. The server stood there for a good time until i manually rebooted it.I used the command halt via putty, and i was configuring shorewall, so i only wrote some scripts and ran some shorewall restart's
Recently I got an Acer Iconia Tab A500, the Android "Honeycomb" version, and have been consistently unsuccessful with F15 recognizing the device using the microUSB port. That same method allows a Windows-powered PC to "see" the device as an external drive, but Fedora only realizes there is "something attached" (likewise, the Tablet recognizes it is plugged to something).
Is there any method to make Fedora 15 use the Acer Iconia Tab as an external drive? Is this problem Android or Iconia specific?
is it possible to run xen on intel atom or celeron for learning purposes, as when i start the virt-manager it doesn't give me the new option the file menu and when i try to do xm create domain1 it gives error like try running it with config file
if atom/celeorn can't run xen why does it gets installed on the system.