Good News - Dell Optiplex GX60

Ian Bruntlett ian.bruntlett at
Mon Nov 24 12:25:10 UTC 2014


I can confirm that lubuntu 14.10 alternate i386 runs on this computer,
using kernel module agpart-intel for graphics.

First I had to install RAM and replace the DVD writer with a CD-ROM drive.

Then the install CD-R kept on hanging just after the "scanning CD-ROM"
screen appeared. Tried it with a USB memory stick, same failure. So
eventually, at the point of failure, I pressed CTRL+ALT+F2 to get myself a
command line prompt. Then I typed in dmesg and dmesg | grep -i error. The
last error messages were from the kernel complaining about the floppy disk
drive. So I had a look, and, behind the Dell's front panel, there was no
floppy disk to be found. So I went into the BIOS and disabled the floppy
disk drive. After that the installation went smoothly and succeeded.

PC Details:-
Dell Optiplex GX60
Intel Celeron 1993MHz
2 x 256iMB RAM
40GB Hard disc
lubuntu 14.10 alternate i386
Hostname: detroit
Software: LibreOffice, GIMP, gnome-games, gbrainy, ubuntu restricted extras



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