Fedora29 will not intall on an old Compaq Presario
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    Fedora29 will not intall on an old Compaq Presario

    I downloaded and ISO version of fedora29 to conduct a fresh install of an old Compaq Presario SR1232om Desktop, along with two others, but with different hardware features. I installed the disk and got these error messages from all the selections to install the os to the older computer.

    Install fedora29 option:
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    Test Media & Run Fedora Option
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    Install Fedora in Basics Mode
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    I know there are some fixes like installing some other executable files to make this work like for an issue I had with an Ubuntu install in the past. If there's a need of a hardware upgrade, that will cover most of what needs to be fixed for me to setup a render farm that I'm building, but keeping a low budget with the builds. Any idea of why it's causing this error?

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    Re: Fedora29 will not intall on an old Compaq Presario

    the processor is most likely not supported by the current kernels. also you may struggle with the onboard graphics from kernel 5.0 onwards (if you are using them and not a GPU card) because the S3 unichrome driver has been dropped as well recently. your best option with hardware that old is to use a distribution that still offers LTS kernels that support it, eg. CentOS

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