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Re: [opensuse] Open SuSE 13.1 on Dell 4400
On 2014-03-22 10:43 (GMT-0700) Carl Spitzer composed:

Strange now I am trying with 11.4 I am having it freeze on install at 70% of
probing hardware search for system files.
I did a media check and the disk checks fine. I have another 11.4
system with a 512mb and the install worked there just fine so I am
wondering if the dell has a problem.

Very likely this problem:

I found bad caps on a 4400 about last November. Time to pop it open and look. Likely you'll see several bad ones. If you don't see any on the motherboard, open up the power supply and look inside it. Many times this is a problem one can fix oneself if the hardware is worth keeping working, but with i845 I suggest retirement.

Your money is better spent elsewhere than on RAM for such an old system. You can get a several years newer and faster Dell from Craigslist or eBay for as little as you might pay for more RAM. e.g. GX620
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!

Felix Miata ***
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