AntiX 17 base CD crashes on boot on an AMD K6-III+

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    ahernandez094
    ahernandez094

    First of all, thanks for making this really interesting distro!

    OK, here is my problem:

    I have an old PC and I wanted to run AntiX on it. But I can’t even run the live CD; i’ve tried using the safe mode that is in the boot menu, but it just crashes on boot.

    Here are the specs of my old computer:

    CPU: AMD K6-III+ 450 MHz (i686, but no CMOV nor SSE instructions)
    256 MB of RAM
    NVIDIA TNT2 Ultra 32 MB
    80 GB HDD
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-5AX rev.4.1

    I’ve captured the screen when it hangs, and I’ll upload a video on YouTube of that as well.
    EDIT: Here’s the video: https://youtu.be/De8wImmQnxw

    Any idea?

    Thanks!

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by ahernandez094.
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    #1298
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    anticapitalista
    anticapitalista

    I’m afraid that antiX-17 will not boot K6 (like most or perhaps all modern linux distros)

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    #1305
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    ahernandez094
    ahernandez094

    Well, I guess I’ll stick to antiX-16.2 or switch to my Pentium 4 HT…

    Thank you anyway!

    #1308
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    anticapitalista
    anticapitalista

    Does antiX-16 work on the K6? I wouldn’t have thought so.

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    #1315
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    ahernandez094
    ahernandez094

    I can boot to the desktop using the live CD, so I’ll try to install it and see how it goes.

    #1320
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    BitJam
    BitJam

    I see illegal instruction warnings as the live-initrd runs. I wonder if the problem is only in the latest live initrd? We recently upgraded busybox using the build-root system. The lowest architecture it supports now is i486. It used to go down to i386.

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