[clug] Pentium 4 (and 32bit Ubuntu)
voltagex at voltagex.org
Thu Apr 2 08:17:52 UTC 2020
> 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.
I hate to burst your bubble but it's unlikely that an old Pentium 4 will be able to contribute meaningfully to BOINC - it'll certainly generate a lot of heat and use a lot of power while trying.
> 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.
Edit the bootloader line and remove "quiet" from the end to see what's actually happening.
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