well, when I boot my laptop with 6.3 it seems to work allright, but when I boot the Vortex86MX
(selecting Language French)
The last couple of messages are:
Setting up system devices... DONE
Searching for pmagic-6.3.sqfs...
The pmagic-6.3.sqfs file could not be found.
Report this incident to the forum and if possible attach a directory listing of the media.
Typing exit will reboot but hangs at Initializing USB controllers...
The problem "might" not be related to your specific Vortex89MX cpu
, but to some other part of the same system like the usb controller for example (or it could be related to some problem in PartedMagic under the French boot menu?).
Tried a cold reboot selecting the default (without language selection) and it seems to get by the pmagic-6.3.sqfs problem, and after a __real__ __slow__ startup, I get the pmagic GUI
but after a moment or two, it pops up an Xorg configure screen.
I tried selecting default Xorg and the GUI came back and seems ok for now.
I'll test a bit more, but is seems too slow to startup for anything useful.
I am sure that Icecube and PartedMagic's Team should know about this much more than I, but about the system being slow, I wouldn't expect it to be (too much) faster with PMagic 6.3.
In PM 6.3, there is an i486 kernel option, and the normal i686. Your Vortex86 system "should" run with the i486, but probably most of the GUI programs in PMagic 6.3 would work slow, or not at all.
In PM 6.3, the i486 might be useful for Pentium II for example, but it is probably too much for a Vortex86.
An i386 Linux would be helpful for your case, but then, again, it would need all the programs to work accordingly. Of course non-GUI programs should work "better".
Your report could help PartedMagic (and again Icecube should know about this much much more than me, for sure), but I would like to suggest looking at this using a different perspective.
If you could share with us your goals, what you want to achieve using PartedMagic, maybe we could suggest alternatives from UBCD (or others) that may work better in your system.
This suggestion, by all means doesn't mean that you should stop reporting about PartedMagic, so please continue with reports and suggestions about anything in UBCD.
PS: The amount of RAM is also a key factor.