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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: UBUNTU + 2001 pc-chips all/in/one board?
From: "Mike Barushok" <mike.barushok@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 07:33:10 -0600
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Generally the most common problems with built in hardware are not
because of the hardware being built into the motherboard, but because
of the hardware being cheap. Most higher quality hardware gets
supported right away, because of being used on the machines the kernel
developers themselves use. Cheaper, more obscure, and difficult
hardware get supported later, if ever.

Machines of about that vintage, were often supported by better, and
sooner, by UBUNTU than by Red Hat. One of the earliest differences I
noticed on distributions that run from CD is better hardware

You could easily just try it. And if it does not ever get to a login,
you are out almost nothing. If you can get a command line, but no GUI,
or no sound, or no network, then you could send us the output of lspci
and then we could go from there. I suspect that it will just work, but
I am sure there is only one way to find out.

Mike (formerly HAL)

On Dec 30, 2007 4:16 AM, David Carmichael <dec2955@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I have all the parts to get up and running a "EMAIL / WEB" computer
> w/monitor...
> Minimum System:
> 1ghz Celeron / 512mb memory / built-in video / network / sound / two open
> PCI slots
> 3.5" Floppy
> 40gb harddrive
> CD-ROM {I might have a cd-rw drive??)
> Modem riser card
> 17" Dell Monitor
> The motherboard is a cerica 2001 pc-chips all/in/one board and I am almost
> sure a has a SiS chip set, purchased from "National Computer" in 2002.
> I read now the "HOT" Linux distro is "_ UBUNTU _"
> The last time I tried to install Linux on one of these all/in/one boards
> none of the built-in hardware would work.. but that was cerica 2003 [Red
> Hat].. with it now being four+ years later.... Has anybody here tired to
> install UBUNTU on one of these older mainboards?

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