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Maksim_Gorki
February 12th, 2009, 11:13 PM
Hi to all of You!!!
I want to install Ubuntu or Xubuntu on my laptop. My laptop is Asus a9rp (Celeron 1.6, 256 ram, and x200). My graphic card takes at least 64 ram... I triedd to install Ubuntu, but I could not. My friend recommended me Xubuntu. I downloaded xubuntu-8.10-desktop-i386.iso and xubuntu-8.10-alternate-i386.iso. When I try to install with first cd, i cannot do that because I have less then 256 ram... Can anyone help me (step by step) how to install with alternate cd???

Many thanks to all of U...

P.S. if anyone have some other recomendation, please help.
P.P.S. Sorry for bad english:KS

kestrel1
February 12th, 2009, 11:16 PM
I would recommend that you try something like Puppy Linux, this is easy on system resources & runs very well.
http://www.puppylinux.org/

perlluver
February 12th, 2009, 11:17 PM
Hi to all of You!!!
I want to install Ubuntu or Xubuntu on my laptop. My laptop is Asus a9rp (Celeron 1.6, 256 ram, and x200). My graphic card takes at least 64 ram... I triedd to install Ubuntu, but I could not. My friend recommended me Xubuntu. I downloaded xubuntu-8.10-desktop-i386.iso and xubuntu-8.10-alternate-i386.iso. When I try to install with first cd, i cannot do that because I have less then 256 ram... Can anyone help me (step by step) how to install with alternate cd???

Many thanks to all of U...

P.S. if anyone have some other recomendation, please help.
P.P.S. Sorry for bad english:KS

Pop the alternate CD in, boot off of it, and follow the prompts, they are almost the same as the Live CD prompts. It will ask for your language, then it will lead through the rest of the questions.

donkyhotay
February 12th, 2009, 11:18 PM
Ubuntu is great and more efficient then XP and vista but you'll need something lighter given your posted resources. Although I've never used it msyelf I've heard good things about puppy linux on older systems and would recommend over ubuntu in this case.

binbash
February 12th, 2009, 11:19 PM
I suggest installing puppy or slitaz instead of ubuntu or xubuntu with that ram

Maksim_Gorki
February 12th, 2009, 11:23 PM
OK, thanks.... And even if I use alternet cd, i will have "visual" system???

kestrel1
February 12th, 2009, 11:23 PM
Puppy Linux was the distro that got me interested in Linux again after a few years of not using Linux. It works great on older hardware.

perlluver
February 12th, 2009, 11:28 PM
OK, thanks.... And even if I use alternet cd, i will have "visual" system???

Yes, although I might try Puppy, or something light that was suggested. Your memory might be a little low. You can try it and if you don't like it, go ahead and try something else.

donkyhotay
February 12th, 2009, 11:45 PM
You can try it and if you don't like it, go ahead and try something else.

Thats one of the best things about linux, if you don't like something you can change it, even if it's the entire distro.

POWMS
February 13th, 2009, 05:31 AM
Maksim
I have a similar speced laptop and Xubuntu 8.10 installed flawlessly. I installed the iso desktop cd onto a formated hard drive. I ditched XP for good.
The laptop runs much faster than it did on XP.

Sorivenul
February 13th, 2009, 06:23 AM
You may be interested in this Sticky from Other OS Talk (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=575456).

Plenty of choices exist. For something with those specs, I would think Puppy or SliTaz would work great. Also don't rule out TinyCore (http://tinycorelinux.com/).

Maksim_Gorki
February 13th, 2009, 11:18 PM
I burned alternative cd, then boot off it. THen, when i select install option it pops up with this errors:


Buffer I/O error on device sr0 logical block 297228 end request;
I/O error on device sr0 1188912

Does anyone know what this error means???

Thanks a lot...
:)

kestrel1
February 13th, 2009, 11:23 PM
Looks like the disk is corrupt I am afraid.

glotz
February 13th, 2009, 11:42 PM
Did you follow these instructions? https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto

Maksim_Gorki
February 17th, 2009, 01:13 AM
Hi again..
I sucessed in installing puppy (latest version)... I am more then impressed... It runs great. I have a couple of questions about puppy...
1) I am dial up user, and I cannot setup modem. My modem is MOtorola SM56 Speakerphone modem. I live in Serbia (I don't know is that is important). Can somebody direct me in some webpage where I can find some sort of guide?
2) Where can I download more puppy software?
thanks to all

kestrel1
February 17th, 2009, 09:47 AM
Not sure about your dial up problem, but if you go to this page: Puppy Downloads (http://www.puppylinux.org/node/9)
You will find some software to download. They are PET files, that are installable by Puppy Linux.
Hope that helps.