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January 24th, 2009, 10:06 PM

My main computer died, so I'm using an old one with 160 gig drive, but only 300mhz processor.(AMD-K6 3-D processor, 300mhz, 384mb ram).

Since this isn't blazing fast, I tried a xubuntu install of Hardy. It goes okay until it reaches the detect disks part, then says it can't detect a disk. A screen asks for a driver, but none of the ide choices work, wd7000 (it'a a western digital), no scsi except scsi-debug, and then it claims the hard drive is only 8mb, not 160gb.

A minimal install fares little better. I get this error message: download installer components libcrypto0.9.8-deb.

Right now I'm running Simplymepis 6, which had no probelm installing, other than taking hours to do so. I'm running afterstep since it's a bit faster than kde.

I want to use openbox and pcmanfm-my 2 favorite pieces of software. Any ideas on getting the minimal install especially to work? (I'll settle for hardy xubuntu otherwise).

Thanks in advance!!

January 27th, 2009, 03:49 PM

I trying to solve a similar problem but on different hardware. I stumbled upon this:


I don't know if this can help you, but it could be worth a try.

Good luck.