It was only a few days ago that I briefly mentioned
my intention of installing Fedora Core 5 on an old computer. I did find all the missing components, but not without issues (most issues were mine, not the OS):
Initially, I had to find all of the components. I was trying to scrap the computer at one point, so the hard was put in another computer and the monitor removed. It took me a few hours to find the power cable for the monitor, which ended up being in the exact place I left it, buried under all the other cables.
Cables found, I was now able to see what I was doing on the computer. Booted up, I was consistently met with an error saying that no hard drive was detected. After enough of that, I opened the case to find that I forgot to attach the power cord to the hard drive. Once that was out of the way, I could continue onward. There must have been a small scratch on the install disc because it restarted a few times, but eventually took.
Five hours later...
Everything is done. Eject the disc, reboot, wait. I am greeted with the login screen, which took me a second to realize that you use
to sign in, and another second to realize that it doesn't display anything when you type your password. After all was said and done, I notice that everything is command line. I look up the documentation online (from another computer) only to find that there is a minimum memory requirement of 192MB or RAM, which I don't meet (the computer only has 128MB, sad isn't it?).
So today I am thinking about getting some additional memory for the computer, but also pondering the idea of replacing the motherboard and processor as well, seeing as how I am already investing money in this. More will come from this ongoing review of Fedora core, but not until I can get some more memory.
Labels: Computer, Fedora Core, Linux, Review, Technology