Have an old 486 I want to use as workshop machine.
I only want it to connect to serial data logger and don’t want toblow up good machine ;)
I downloaded net install squeeze iso but never got to install menu, had a kernel panic “trieding to remove init”.
I then tried using a lenny net install iso but it froze after initial menu screen, it could not begin install.
Using an etch net install iso booted via floppy I was able to install base system in low memory mode (48M),
The first install:
I used LVM. i.e boot partition and then root/home/swap partitions
After install I changed apt sources.list to lenny, and
It failed to find the LVM groups.
Second install as above but boot + rootfs +swap
It booted into new system ok but it failed to find the LVM groups after upgrade.
Third install boot + rootfs but not LVM
It booted into new system ok but it failed to find the harddisks after upgrade.
Fourth install single partition (i.e rootfs + swap)
It again failed to find the rootfs disks after upgrade.
the message was failed to find /dev/hda1
Before I try it agian any advice.
I looked up etch to lenny upgrade and put together this procedure:
edit fstab and replace /dev/hdx with UUID=“xxx”
aptitude search keyring
aptitude install apt dpkg aptitude
aptitude install less ssh rsync <—– to easily copy over /etc/ethers /etc/sources ~/.bashrc …
[ or aptitude dist-upgrade ]
aptitude install xserver-xorg-core xserver-xorg xdm twm