linux mint on a scsi machine

January 3, 2011 at 10:54:55
Specs: Win XP, 2-Plll 1000MHs : 2000 MB
I have a 1400sc/PIII 2-1000MHs Dell Machine it orginially had the Unix OS on it I am having trouble from the get go I need to find blow by blow leadership on installing linux if possible

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#1
January 3, 2011 at 12:19:02
If the harddrive can be completely deleted, you simply download the linux distribution, you'd like to install as an ISO image, burn it to CD/DVD, boot the computer with this CD and install Linux.

All Linux distributions I know, do have a quite simple install process.

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#2
January 3, 2011 at 14:31:58
I'd start with live cd's. In fact, I'd start with opensuse. It has way more support for servers than ubuntu would. It will usually work but if not you can consider Centos or scientific linux. Both have good server support.

If you insist on running ubuntu then you may have to find or compile drivers for maybe the scsi card ( I assume lsilogic but you have to check) .

Use service tag to help on Dell site. Dell also has linux support for some of their servers.

I used opensuse on a 1650sc.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#3
January 3, 2011 at 14:42:47
@jefro

good point !!!
OpenSuSE has a real good hardware support by default.
Most of the computer, I installed opensuse on, had no problem.
All the hardware had been recognized.

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#4
January 5, 2011 at 12:27:04
@paulsep

Thanks.

I was just trying to add to your post.

If the OP gets booted to some live cd he may simply be able to follow the installer. Most live cd's offer a simple way to click and then follow some menus.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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