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IBM netvista PIII type 6579 MNU doesn't boot

\015 I was given an old IBM PIII 800Mhz(?) IBM Netvista. If I put in 64MB in the first slot I see the 64MB in the system summary in the bios. When I put in 128MB (2x64MB) the hard drive and cdrom do longer appears in the system summary. This is one of the PCs with a radio transmitter and asset tracking. I believe I've turned that off in the BIOS. I've removed the battery a number of times. And I've removed the CMOS jumper. I've tried a number of working memory sticks. But I'm still unable to boot from a linux DSL CD or Knoppix CD.Thank you in advance for any help you may provide.Regards,Lou\015

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Sound like the memory is not compatable, try booting with no memory installed and see if the hard drive appears, if so it's a memory problem.
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