I have installed Antix (latest version) in an old MB CV860A with Via C3 (Samuel) 800 MHz processor and 512 MB RAM. This processor doesn't support "pae", "cx8" and "cmov".
This processor has problems with grub2 (it is necessary to disable its internal cache in BIOS othervise system reboots infinitely when attempting to load grub) so I decided to replace grub2 with grub-legacy (that doesn't has grub2 problems). However, also disabling internal cache, system needs a lot of time to load grub2 menu (maybe too much graphics?).
These the commands used to install grub-legacy:
sudo apt-get install grub-legacy
sudo grub-install /dev/sda
Unfortunately second command doesn't run (it doesn't emitted any output for a long time so I had to stop it).
- I need to use this old system to setup a faxserver with hylafax. For this I don't need graphics so I would like to know how to transform Antix in a server (disable desktop manager, etc.) in way not lost time during the long boot process (my machine is very old)
- Is there a lighter kernel to install from repos?
- I would like to disable graphics also in console mode (ctrl+alt+F1)
Thanks in advance and excuse me for my poor English