[clug] Pentium 4 (and 32bit Ubuntu)

Peter Ellis vk1pe.peter at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 06:03:38 UTC 2020

Thanks, Mike,
I'll certainly look around and garner ideas.

Oh, I want to have some 'family' hardware doing something useful. (It was
my son's gaming machine.) I know it can run various bits of Amateur Radio
software, inc signal processing, under Linux. And, while flashed up, BOINC
processing on the side.


On Thu, 2 Apr 2020 at 16:41, Mike Carden <mike.carden at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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:
> https://itsfoss.com/32-bit-os-list/
> 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?
> --
> MC
> On Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 4:14 PM Peter Ellis via linux <
> linux at lists.samba.org> wrote:
>> 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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