[clug] Pentium 4 (and 32bit Ubuntu)

Mike Carden mike.carden at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 05:41:44 UTC 2020

To be fair, I have neither followed the links here nor tried 32 bit for
quite a while, but some of these may still be possible:


So having at least attempted to answer the question you asked, please
permit me the temerity to ask 'Why?'. Do you have an application workload
in mind or just a hankering to get some old hardware halfway useful?


On Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 4:14 PM Peter Ellis via linux <linux at lists.samba.org>

> Hello, all,
> I usually lurk.
> I need advice, please.
> I have a Pentium 4 3,000 (200x15) that was swish in its day, for a 3GHz
> 32bit machine. Thanks to some donated memory, it has been updated to 4GB.
> It's set to boot from USB if it can find something; and it does.
> BUT, when I try to run 32bit Ubuntu on it, from a USB, the lights are on
> (the string under the name keep moving) but no-body is at home. I left it,
> today, for several hours.
> I've also tried with 4M Linux. Same thing, only *less* interesting things
> seemed to be happening.
> The temps are fine; it's never been 'cooked'.
> It will boot to Windoze XP from its disk(s). (I dare not connect to the
> 'net with that configuration, but will from Linux.)
> Am I missing something?
> What?
> Suggestions, please, eg a better,, or leaner, 32bit distro to burn to the
> USB?
> Thanks,
> Peter
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