[CentOS] OT: Linux recommendations for old Pentium PC

Fri Aug 31 16:07:22 UTC 2018
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On 8/31/18 10:47 AM, John Hodrien wrote:
> On Fri, 31 Aug 2018, mark wrote:
>> CentOS will work, but you might start with minimal (but make sure it
>> includes networking).
>> Please note that I installed CentOS 6, just a few months ago, on an HP
>> Netbook from '09, and it runs perfectly well.
>>      mark "see? I didn't say anything about systemd...."
> CentOS 6 requires a PAE supporting CPU.  Subject referenced Pentium CPU.

I would not use system that has EOL (End Of Life) in a really close 
future. That would be waste of my time. Just mentioning.


> Pentiums do not support PAE, and so would not run CentOS 6 without fun and
> games and an alternative kernel.
> I previously had a Dell X1 with a Pentium M CPU, which also didn't 
> advertise
> PAE support, so couldn't run the stock CentOS 6 kernel, which made
> installation a little more interesting.
> If you're really stubborn, there are options for mashing it on anyway, 
> but I'm
> not sure I'd bother.  In my case I think I just ran anaconda within C5 to
> install C6 onto another LV, put a non-PAE kernel on, then booted into 
> the C6
> install.
> jh
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