> Many thanks to those of you who made suggestsions, etc.
Its why we are here.
> Went in this morning, original CD's in hand to run a rescue disk. Duly
> installed the CD, and got the same message again.
So definitely a hardware issue.
> Went poking around inside the pc, 'cos it was making a bit of a racket to
> discover that the fan on the cpu was shot (smell of dead electric circuit
> off it) - noise was from the power supply fan.
> Swapped the cpu (thinking that the cpu was dead also) - no joy (in fact,
> even less joy than before). I used to have a Pentium 200, and the one I
> in was a P200MMX - it was the only one I could find that would fit the
Mobo would likely not suport it, AFAIR, they were incompatible. Dont
> I guess this was because the Dell PC has a graphics card which the linux
> system wasn't set up to handle. So, at least I know that the hard drive is
Highly likely as the chances of the P200 having a compatible graphics chip
are slim to none. You would likely need to upgrade your X server, re-run
xconfigurator thingy and stuff.
Enjoy the new machine - The server is likely way more than you acquire,
but what the hell ;--0
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