IBM NetVista X41 all-in-one desktop (2002) on AntiX 17.3.1 Base Buster

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    IBM NetVista X41 all-in-one desktop (2002):
    running AntiX 17.3.1 Base with Testing/Buster repos and the latest LTS Kernel 4.9.148 (2019-01-04) as a dual-boot with WinXPsp3.

    I’m so thankful for several things that AntiX offers:

    – it still runs off of a CD since many really old computers like this won’t boot from USB and this one can’t even do a DVD! only other way to install this would be to put the hard drive in another computer first and install from there and transfer the hard drive back!

    – the fast PaleMoon lightweight web-browser for Pentium IV for that step-up from Dillo and Links2 when more features are needed without the bloat of FireFox.

    – an up-to-date 486 LTS Kernel for ancient hardware

    Testing/Buster repo to have more up-to-date software, and to get IceWM more fully functioning with WorkSpaces

    antiX-cli-cc and cli-aptiX for getting so many useful and fast terminal/console apps (e.g., mpsyt)

    and so much more, but for old single-core 32-bit computers (that were for Windows 98se – Windows 2000 – and early Windows XP) AntiX is hands-down the absolutely best fully featured Linux distro around — my continuing appreciation and admiration for the accomplishments of the AntiX team and community — THANK YOU all!

    $ inxi -Fxxx

      Host: IBM-NetVista-X41-WinXP-Linux-AntiX173-BaseBuster Kernel: 4.9.148-antix.1-486-smp i686 
      bits: 32 compiler: gcc v: 8.2.0 Desktop: IceWM dm: SLiM 1.3.4 
      Distro: antiX-17.3.1_386-base Helen Keller 27 December 2018 
      base: Debian GNU/Linux buster/sid 
      Type: Desktop System: IBM product: 627414G v: N/A serial: <root required> Chassis: 
      type: 3 serial: <root required> 
      Mobo: IBM model: IBM serial: <root required> BIOS: IBM v: 22KT37AGR date: 06/07/2004 
      Topology: Single Core model: Intel Pentium 4 bits: 32 type: MCP 
      arch: Netburst Willamette rev: 2 L2 cache: 256 KiB 
      flags: pae sse sse2 bogomips: 3588 
      Speed: 1794 MHz min/max: N/A Core speed (MHz): 1: 1794 
      Device-1: AMD Rage 128 PRO Ultra4XL VR-R AGP vendor: IBM driver: N/A bus ID: 01:00.0 
      chip ID: 1002:5452 
      Display: server: X.Org 1.20.3 driver: vesa resolution: 1024x768~N/A 
      OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 7.0 128 bits) v: 3.3 Mesa 18.2.8 compat-v: 3.1 
      direct render: Yes 
      Device-1: Intel 82801BA/BAM AC97 Audio vendor: IBM driver: snd_intel8x0 v: kernel 
      bus ID: 00:1f.5 chip ID: 8086:2445 
      Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.9.148-antix.1-486-smp 
      Device-1: Intel 82801BA/BAM/CA/CAM Ethernet vendor: IBM EtherExpress PRO/100 VE 
      driver: e100 v: 3.5.24-k2-NAPI port: 3000 bus ID: 02:08.0 chip ID: 8086:2449 
      IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:09:6b:68:10:04 
      Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR9227 Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath9k v: kernel 
      port: 3000 bus ID: 02:0e.0 chip ID: 168c:002d 
      IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 14:cc:20:d1:ff:5c 
      Local Storage: total: 111.79 GiB used: 6.28 GiB (5.6%) 
      ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST3120022A size: 111.79 GiB speed: <unknown> 
      serial: 4JS12DJP rev: 8.54 scheme: MBR 
      ID-1: / size: 49.74 GiB used: 6.28 GiB (12.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
      ID-2: swap-1 size: 1024.0 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3 
      System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0 C mobo: N/A 
      Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
    Info:      Processes: 125 Uptime: 30m Memory: 1002.1 MiB used: 105.5 MiB (10.5%) Init: SysVinit runlevel: 5 
               Compilers: gcc: 8.2.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.23 inxi: 3.0.29 
    • This topic was modified 2 years, 10 months ago by Hierax_ca.

    AntiX 17.x:
    - (32-bit): IBM Thinkpad 600X (2000), IBM NetVista X41 (2002), IBM Thinkpad A31p (2003);
    - (64-bit): Lenovo Thinkpads x61s (2008), x200 (2009), x301 (2009).

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    I’m really glad you like our cli programs! Good to hear.

    BTW: If you make a live-cd with core or base, you could put a larger system, like full or something you made yourself (with snapshot or remaster) on a live-usb (with the same kernel), then select “F4 Options” –> “from=usb” when you boot the cd and we will finish the boot with what is on the live-usb. This also gives you access to persistence and live-remaster. Sounds like you are doing just fine with base, but I wanted to let you know this option is available. Often a live-usb can be faster than a cd so this might make booting and running live a better experience for you.

    If you boot from a live-cd, you can use that to make a live-usb of the same system without needing the iso file. Just launch live-usb-maker and it will offer to clone your live-cd onto a usb stick. The next time you boot you can use the “from=usb” trick.

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    Nice trick, damn, I missed that one — THANKS!
    I’ll have try that next time I do an install on one of these pesky non-USB booting pre-2005 machines…

    So many great terminal apps, still a lot to learn about but AntiX makes it fun to explore!

    One of the increasingly few of the dwindling 32-bit distros, AntiX stands strong to let us dinosaurs live on!

    AntiX 17.x:
    - (32-bit): IBM Thinkpad 600X (2000), IBM NetVista X41 (2002), IBM Thinkpad A31p (2003);
    - (64-bit): Lenovo Thinkpads x61s (2008), x200 (2009), x301 (2009).

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