38.57 Dell OptiPlex GX110 (Mint)

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2r2 was installed from CD-ROM (15 December 2000) and immediately upgraded to unstable. This is a desktop machine with an external modem for network connection and acts as the Internet gateway for a small network.

Mint is a dual boot machine with the first partition as NTFS (C: Drive). The second partition (originally a D: Drive) was deleted during the Debian install and partitioned as:

        Partition 8.5GB as linux ext2 /dev/hda2
        Partition 200MB as linux swap /dev/hda3 

38.57.1 Mint Specifications

The lshw command was used to obtain the following:

CPU Pentium III (Coppermine) version: 6.8.6 730MHz
    capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr 
    pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx 
    fxsr sse
Memory 254MB
PCI VGA NV5M64 [RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro]
    capabilities: vga bus_master cap_list irq=9
PCI Network Ethernet controller 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado]
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=3c59x irq=5
IDE IBM-DTLA-307015 /dev/hda 13GB
IDE NEC DV-5700A /dev/hdc 1023GB
IDE LG CD-RW CED-8080B /dev/hdd 1023GB
Multimedia 82801AA AC'97 Audio
    capabilities: bus_master
    configuration: driver=intel810_audio irq=10

38.57.2 Mint Install

kb      qwerty/us
disks   partition
swap            linux   
root    mount           
kernel  from cd-rom
devices fs/ntfs net/3c59x
network host = inx
base    from cd-rom
config  timezone        Australia ACT   GMT no
(skip the "Make Linux boot directly from hard disk")
Make boot floppy        Custom Boot
  Gateway  BLANK

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