alternate xubuntu cd install w/wubi
Trying to install xunbuntu 7 on an older Dell laptop w/only 128mb ram, 10 gig disk as a dual boot win2k / ubuntu system.
I had already tried to install Ubuntu from a live disk and Xubuntu from a downloaded ISO but problems with the old machine stopped me.
So I used wubi - lupin to try to install xbuntu. I will say that this is a very good idea. A program that doesn't require partioning the hard disk is well worth the trouble if it works
Afer rebooting into ubuntu, the Installer seems to hang at configuring language-pack-en-base. Status bar showed 1% for five hours before I gave up and rebooted it into windows.
I think that 128 mb isn't enough to run the installer although it's enough to run xunbuntu. When I try to boot into linix I get an error message that the install did not complete and then it reboots me in about 10 seconds.
I ordered another quarter gig memory stick to bring ram up to 320 mb - can't hurt and RAMs cheap.
The download seems ok - I have a directory called wubi with \boot, \disks,\docs,\install, \logs, \shared, and \tools. Lots of log files and such from where lupin died that I can read with my windows editor which is very cool.
an xubuntu-7.04-alternate-i386.iso in \install and home , swap, and system virtual disks in \disks all exist.
I am searching for the alternate installation manual but can't find anything newer than 4 years ago. Went to where current was supposed to be and got this error:
The requested URL /ubuntu/dists/edgy/main/installer-i386/current/doc/ was not found on this server.
So: AGO if you are reading this :
1 Where is a good alternate install manual ?
2 Is there any way I can reconfigure the installer or grub from windows to reinstall from where it died or must I download the whole thing all over?
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