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    Trouble installing on Sony Vaio pcg-r505jl

    I am trying to repurpose my old Sony Vaio and am attempting to install the latest Ubuntu on it. I have run into a number of issues and have sneaked by them all so far, but am running into a snag now.

    I have the minimalist install on a CD. It boots successfully from that to the Installer Boot Menu. When I select "Install" or "Command Line Install" it hangs indefinitely until I restart the machine. I was able to launch the expert install, but haven't done one before.

    Any ideas?

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    Re: Trouble installing on Sony Vaio pcg-r505jl

    This is a seriously old computer. Please give a complete hardware description, especially the size of memory.

    We might be able to get Lubuntu or Puppy Linux running, but Ubuntu is out of the question.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Re: Trouble installing on Sony Vaio pcg-r505jl

    Thanks for the reply. I will look at the laptop later and post the details.

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