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#1 2014-08-26 04:06:02

Xlaits
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Problems with booting the install CD

Intel celeron IBM Think pad I series, built for Windows 2000, has win98 installed. Will not boot the Arch install cd properly. It gets to the architecture select screen, which really only gives me one option, i686. After that, I get a short wait, the a massive screen saying that, after some deciphering, it cannot find a working Init. Acpi=off seems to stall this error, but only stall it...

Link to screenshot:

https://www.dropbox.com/sc/g6jbsibaxuuf … vKFK3zjYPa

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#2 2014-08-26 06:28:00

ewaller
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Re: Problems with booting the install CD

Celeron is not enough information.  It has to be a P6 based core or newer to be 686 architecture as required by Arch.

You may be out of luck.  In all seriousness, you might look into Gentoo.  Just don't try a full blown DE -- stick with something simple like i3 or openbox.


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#3 2014-08-26 06:32:17

Xlaits
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Re: Problems with booting the install CD

ewaller wrote:

Celeron is not enough information.  It has to be a P6 based core or newer to be 686 architecture as required by Arch.

You may be out of luck.  In all seriousness, you might look into Gentoo.  Just don't try a full blown DE -- stick with something simple like i3 or openbox.

I'd love to see if arch could be coerced to work, first...

Edit:

Just did a quick search. Intel Pentium 3? That is what is supposed to be installed..

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#4 2014-08-26 15:53:26

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Re: Problems with booting the install CD

A Pentium /// should do it.  It is based on the P6 core.  But, they were not produced until 1999 (according to Wikipedia).  That seems to be just about the time your machine was manufactured.  Maybe you are okay.


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