Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS for *very* old server hardware

Niki Kovacs info at microlinux.fr
Sun Jun 8 07:14:05 UTC 2014


I'm currently on a Linux training mission for a company in South France, 
and just for the fun of it, I resurrected a very old server from the 
server cabinet and put Slackware Linux 14.1 32-bit on it. The server is 
a Dell Poweredge 1300, roughly 15 (!) years old, equipped with a 
Pentium-III 500 MHz processor, 110 MB RAM and 3 x 9 SCSI disks (which I 
configured with a software RAID 5). Slackware runs very nice on this old 
dinosaur, we managed to get DHCPD, Bind, NTP, Squid+SquidGuard, Apache 
and some other things to run on it.

As far as I know (and please correct me if I'm wrong), newer versions of 
Ubuntu don't boot on these very old processors. Now here's my question : 
are there eventually some alternate installation CDs of Ubuntu Server 
(I'm interested in the 12.04 LTS version) that would boot on this old 

Cheers from the sunny South of France,

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