Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS for *very* old server hardware

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jun 10 06:33:37 UTC 2014

On 06/08/2014 12:14 AM, Niki Kovacs wrote:
> Hi,
> 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 
> machine?

This might help (I'll use 14.04 but you can follow the same chain on the
first link for 12.04):


> Cheers from the sunny South of France,
> Niki

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