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Poincare101
April 6th, 2009, 07:55 PM
I am trying to install ubuntu from a cd that was burned with InfraRecorder. It works just fine until it has to load the installer part then it just gets stuck (I let it be for about an hour). I'm using an ancient (Pentium 2) Sony Vaio that I got for free to install it. I also tested the CD for defects and it says the Cd has no errors.

simtaalo
April 6th, 2009, 07:58 PM
how much ram do you have?

eeeek
April 6th, 2009, 08:03 PM
You might compare your computer with the minimum system requirements from the Ubuntu docs listed
here. (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SystemRequirements)

jakupl
April 6th, 2009, 08:10 PM
also, check the MD5SUM of the ubuntu download. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM

Poincare101
April 6th, 2009, 08:14 PM
My ram requirements fulfills the minimum requirement of 64 MB of ram (in fact, it has 128 ).

MrWES
April 6th, 2009, 08:18 PM
My ram requirements fulfills the minimum requirement of 64 MB of ram (in fact, it has 128).

With that amount of RAM, I would use the alternate installation CD. I would also use Xubuntu -- it's a lighter window manager.



http://www.xubuntu.com/get

Bill

MockY
April 6th, 2009, 08:22 PM
I second that. Xubuntu is probably your best bet.

raymondh
April 6th, 2009, 08:46 PM
I second that. Xubuntu is probably your best bet.

+1. I've noticed results start becoming "good" at a minimum 756mb for 8.10. YMMV.

mlentink
April 6th, 2009, 09:12 PM
My ram requirements fulfills the minimum requirement of 64 MB of ram (in fact, it has 128 ).


Please be aware that even though ubuntu itself will run in less, the graphical installer will need about 384 Mgs of RAM. PLease try and use the 'Alternate'installer. Even then, Gnome would take about 256 MB. Any chance of an upgrade?