Jason Corcoran wrote:
> I have asked uncle google !!
>> I have a 1GHZ Dell optiplex GX110 with 256 MB ram and a 20 GB HD.
>> I can install Mandrake 9 onto it from a old cover dvd off Linux format. But I can not install any recent debian based distro's
>> I have tried Ubuntu(Dapper), Xbuntu(Edgy) and Debian 4.0 rev0. They all fail around it point where it tries to detect the IDE chip set for the CD-ROM. I know the CD drive is good, and I have tried 2 other drives.
>> I also tried to boot it with various options described in the help. Including using a generic IDE controller, turning off apci and one dell specific option (something like aci7xxx.aci7xxx=false).
>> Any pointer from anyone who may have installed any debian based distro on one of these.
This site appears to show a work around.
Failing that perhaps a bios upgrade might help matters (course it may
make them worse!)
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