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#1 2011-07-07 08:52:45

twek
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installing arch linux on a neoware ca5 (i586 i think)

i love me some arch, ive been using it forever, and yeah its so hard to find a good linux distro that doesnt come bloated with silly things like Xorg. lol jk i love all that stuff but im trying to load linux on a neoware ca5 i came upon, ive gotten it to boot DSL fine but i cant load arch i686 or x86_64 sad halp?

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#2 2011-07-07 09:02:24

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Re: installing arch linux on a neoware ca5 (i586 i think)

You really need to give us more information, what exactly isn't working for you? Also please change your topic title into something more descriptive.

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#3 2011-07-07 09:06:13

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Re: installing arch linux on a neoware ca5 (i586 i think)

changed the title, i think the processor is i586, its a thinclient, i got it to boot off USB, but it wont boot any of the latest versions of arch, is there any iso's for an i586 floating about or do i have to make one? if not im looking for a i586 linux distro that doesnt have a GUI, all i want is a bash shell and ssh server (and a nice package manager would be nice)

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#4 2011-07-07 09:07:08

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Re: installing arch linux on a neoware ca5 (i586 i think)

Since you added that it's an i586 machine, you might want to have a look here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Install_Arch_i586

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#5 2011-07-07 09:09:11

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Re: installing arch linux on a neoware ca5 (i586 i think)

well i think its a i586, thats waht the x86_64 distro told me it had, i havnt done much research on this thinclient yet... all i know for sure is it has a SiS 200mhz processor and over 256mb ram

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#6 2011-07-07 11:30:56

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Re: installing arch linux on a neoware ca5 (i586 i think)

Boot whatever you can on it and get some info about the processor - then you can decide whether to proceed with Arch or not.

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#7 2011-07-07 19:06:31

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Re: installing arch linux on a neoware ca5 (i586 i think)

DSL boots fine,

uname -r 
2.4.31
uname -p
unknown
uname -a
Linux box 2.4.31 #6 SMP Fri Oct 21 15:15:54 EDT 2005 1586 unknown

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#8 2011-07-07 20:02:10

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Re: installing arch linux on a neoware ca5 (i586 i think)

And what's the output of 'lscpu' or 'cat /proc/cpuinfo'?
'uname' stuff tells you what system you have installed but not what your hardware is.

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#9 2011-07-07 20:28:56

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Re: installing arch linux on a neoware ca5 (i586 i think)

cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor: 0
vendor_id: SiS SiS SiS
cpu family: 5
model: 0
model name: 09/00
stepping: 5
cpu MHz: 199.503
fdiv_bug:no
hlt_bug:no
f00f_bug: no
coma_bug: no
fpu: yes
fpu_exception: yes
cpuid level: 1
wp: yes
flags: fpu tsc cx8 mmx
bogomips: 397.31

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#10 2011-07-07 20:36:23

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Re: installing arch linux on a neoware ca5 (i586 i think)

Well it's an i586, so you can try the approach suggested on the wiki page or stick with a native i586 distro.


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#11 2011-07-07 20:39:51

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Re: installing arch linux on a neoware ca5 (i586 i think)

litemotiv wrote:

Well it's an i586, so you can try the approach suggested on the wiki page or stick with a native i586 distro.

Yup, exactly.
DSL is not developed anymore so you may want to try slitaz or tinycore or some other light distro, because that 200 MHz ain't much these days.

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#12 2011-07-07 21:13:30

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Re: installing arch linux on a neoware ca5 (i586 i think)

im downloading tinycore wow 10mb? thats ridiculous but it might be exactly what i want. all i want is an SSH server in a small package, no desktop environment, no window manager nothing. just SSH and bash. mabe run a few small c programs i wrote. lol

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#13 2011-07-07 22:55:30

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Re: installing arch linux on a neoware ca5 (i586 i think)

twek wrote:

im downloading tinycore wow 10mb? thats ridiculous but it might be exactly what i want. all i want is an SSH server in a small package, no desktop environment, no window manager nothing. just SSH and bash. mabe run a few small c programs i wrote. lol

If so you may want to check out http://www.minimalinux.org/ttylinux/downloadPC.html

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#14 2011-07-07 23:48:15

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Re: installing arch linux on a neoware ca5 (i586 i think)

i will try that karol, theres a 12mb version of it and this thing has a 16mb "hardrive"
itd be nice to load it on that ha
i liked microcore alot but i coulnt get it to be a full version of linux or sumthin
every time it rebooted it went back to its original state sad
non persistent bleh

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