Hello one and all,
My google-fu appears to be weak on this one so forgive me if this has been covered.
Here are the steps and conclusions I've come to so far.
I tried to install the latest version of ubuntu on an old Dell GX260, it boots as far as what looks like a desktop\install screen but then starts spitting out errors and won't let me install.
I tried a number of other modern releases of linux and all did roughly the same kind of things, Fedora boots to the desktop but then I can't click the install icon, Suse shows me a green screen with the suse logo, gentoo.... well... I'm new and I got part way through the install and had no idea what was going on.
Being from a windows background I figure "hey, maybe this is like installing windows 7 on an old machine" so I start looking for an older version of ubuntu to use. The handful I've tried have all had the same issues untill I tried 4.10.
I presume it's some kind of driver issue so,
Is there a way of upgrading from 4.10 to the latest release?
Does anyone else have Ubuntu on a GX260, if so, what version?
Is there a way of "slip steeaming" the drivers for the GX260 into an ubuntu install CD?
I know I should just get a newer machine to install it on but I want to try it out on this before I go the whole hog and switch.