Which LINUX do you sugest for the BP6 board?

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Which LINUX do you sugest for the BP6 board?

Post by KliK » Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:19 am

OK, there is the question...so give me your suggestions!

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Post by Derek » Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:44 pm

Anyone remember Gentus?

I've run Red Hat, Fedora and CentOS on the 'P6.
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Post by davd_bob » Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:54 pm

For the worlds most popular ATM consider Ubuntu's Dapper Drake(6.06) with LTS long term support or their newer version 7.04. Ubuntu is a varient of Debian.

I have to admin a server at work with it so I have it loaded for dual booting with W2K Pro on one of my(see sig) AMD systems.

Ive found more actual books on RedHat then any other, and in fact I have 2 manuals on RH7 that Im useing for text when I need info.
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Post by hyperspace » Thu May 06, 2010 6:17 pm

I just installed LinuxMint 9 RC on my aging BP6. Seems to fine. Currently, I'm trying to get the "restricted" nVidia driver resolution bigger than 640x480. The stock video driver came up in 1280x1024. Installed the "restricted" driver and it went to the DOS world. :)
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Post by reset » Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:49 pm

Mint works fine, and also PCLOS :)

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Post by hyperspace » Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:18 am

hyperspace wrote:I just installed LinuxMint 9 RC on my aging BP6. Seems to fine. Currently, I'm trying to get the "restricted" nVidia driver resolution bigger than 640x480. The stock video driver came up in 1280x1024. Installed the "restricted" driver and it went to the DOS world. :)
Figured out what was causing this issue. My KVM. If I connected my video cable direct to the BP6, I can get 1600x1200 with Mint or PCLinuxOS or any other distro I try.

Using LDXE or XFCE desktops for lightweightness. Since BP6 will only support 768MB of RAM!
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