It took forever but I got the iso. The problem is that my computer restarts when just after grub comes up. The grub menu show up briefly, I see it loading the kernel, and then... it reboots. This was on my Pentium 200 Mhz MMX. I got it to boot on my Pentium II, but starting X failed. It said no frame buffer device. My PII had a Permida2 video card and apperantly framebuffer for this card doesn't work. Any ideas? I'm really interested in this project> I just tried to install gnustep in linux slackware 8.0 but it can't find libxml2 and ff something and they are both installed. But that's another story... Any ideas?
The first problem you had was cause by your cpu type, the kernel needs an i686.
The second problem was just what you guessed, yu have a video card which does not support the vesa 2.0 standard
I'm currently hard at work creating a REAL distro, the file you doenloaded was basically a quick demo to perk up interest.
I hope you continue the work. I thought I'd share some of my ideas. First, can you make it run on a i586, at least! my PII is my "production" environment. I thought about having a centralized "control center" where you can configure the system. Printers (CUPS), sound (ALSA), services like crond, X windows, menu system, etc. Of course some of these will require a root password so the program should ask for it when needed. It would be nice if it could detect most devices like video cards, mice, etc and pre-configure them. Just a thought... I can't wait till the REAL distro. I hope there will be some unity for once. No more GTK/Qt/Tk/XForms mess.Just GNUStep.
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