@pudge Thanks Pudge
I like the idea and your info, especially the Samsung CPU; for me anything in the ballpark is better than Intel.
Down the track I will try it (hopefully).
Right now I need a system up and running yesterday, so it could be Officeworks later today for a cheap lowend preferably non-Intel box.
Thanks again for everyone for their suggestions. All were helpful.
To paraphrase the Bible, from the counsel of many comes success.
@joekamprad Thanks for all your help. I checked the above post (topic 4868) and it seems I should try archLinux next. However I was using Antergos as an easier way of getting an Arch system up and running fast.
It seems I should scrap the old server and get a cheap new box. Likely it will use less power and for a 24/7 home webserver that saves money. Also the fans from the 1RU box are powerful and noisy. The cpu reads only 27C ; at 12000 rpm the fans are doing their job. So new box, less power and less noise. See how Antergos goes on a new box.
@joekamprad As I want to use this as a server and character mode is good enough for me, all I want is basic VGA mode which the card supports.
2008 intel Pentium 4D 1RU server. Some ATI cards were troublesome even with windows
As the live DVD boots to terminal mode, how do I install Antergos using the commandline rather than the GUI frontend which is not available. Can anyone point me to documentation on how to do this ?
@pudge I dont try to start X; the live CD startup does it and fails with both the default boot and the non-graphical boot.
The screen text is broken if I select 1280x1024, but on default it seems to automatically switch to 1280x1024 and is clear. For your info only; I am happy with this.
@pudge I boot from the live DVD in a USB DVD.
I get an initial screen and boot Antergos either the default or non-graphic boot
The system starts and givers me several virtual screens and I can switch screens and login as root.
X is still failing with the same message.
How do I do a install to HD from here ?
I am trying to install the minimal live iso on a supermicro 5015M-MR server and the live install fails with an Xorg error.
The error is "Failed to open protocol names file lib/xorg/protocol.txt. Does the minimal install have no support for X ?
Where do I go from here ?
It is an old 1RU system and the onboard video is an ATI Rage XL
The ISO build date is 25 May 18
Another question will this linux run happily on a Pentium 4 with 2Gb ram and 160Gb HD ? I wasplanning on using it as a webserver running a simple Golang server
I tried to install Mangaro Linux and it was hopeless on this HW, so I tried Antergos and it is going much better.