installing on an old laptop Jan 7, 2021 15:59:39 GMT
Post by jamesb on Jan 7, 2021 15:59:39 GMT
Fujitsu Lifebook S6120 (Pentium M, 2GB, upgraded with 128GB SSD (via IDE adapter, really cheap now ;-)
Had installed Bodhi Linux 3 previously on the old harddisk,
after SSD upgrade tried to install Bodhi 5.1 (legacy)
error messages during install:
ata1.00: failed to set xfermode (err_mask=0x40)
ata1.00: revalidation failed (errno=-5)
ata1: SRST failed (errno=-16)
after some time system starts, but would not see harddisk (tried with fdisk -l), tried Puppy Linux, same problem, with Gparted CD, also the same, no harddisk recognized
gave Windows XP a try, worked perfectly, 128GB disk space; so the hardware setup with an SSD connected to IDE via adapter works in principle, but who wants XP nowadays when there is Bodhi Linux ;-)
tried Knoppix 7.2, worked!
So what's the matter with Bodhi, and Puppy, and Gparted? Did some googling, seems to be a kernel issue (effecting all distros with kernel 4.15 and higher)
well, then Bodhi 4.5 should work!
Live system runs fine, disk is recognized (yeah!), but when installing to disk screen freezes after having copied all files, dvd is ejected, screen goes black, only a cursor to be seen, seems to work still, after some (long) time system shuts down. When restarting (manually) does not boot.
Well, now we've got Bodhi 3.2.1 as a last resort
Yesss! Everything seems to work. SSD speeds up system start enormously (approx. 30 seconds from pressing the power button the system is up & running! I plan to use it for recording my old vinyl records and music cassettes...)
Still, it's a pity that newer versions of Bodhi apparently loose compatibility with older hardware...
Any ideas how to get Bodhi 4.5 working, or even 5.1?