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  1. #1
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    installation failure on Acer Aspire desktop

    Hi,
    I've encountered a problem trying to install 12.04 on an Acer Aspire desktop of around 2007 vintage. It has a Celeron D CPU and is running Windows XP SP3 installed on it.

    I intend to use the computer mainly for recording audio files for educational use.

    The problem is this. The Ubuntu live CD boots and installation proceeds as far as the menu bar appearing at the top of the screen but without any content. I tried several times but with the same result. The machine seems to go into a loop with the CDROM and the HD being accessed repetitiously

    Just to check if the live CD was at fault, I tried to install Linux Mint 14. It too failed to install. The computer went to a blank screen then displayed a couple of lines of text (like in a terminal) and then booted in Windows.

    I had a look at BIOS (without any clear idea of what might be the problem). I changed the boot order to CDROM, but no joy there.

    Any suggestions, please

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    Re: installation failure on Acer Aspire desktop

    Try AlternateCD with text installer
    http://releases.ubuntu.com/12.04/ubu...86.iso.torrent

    maybe it will help

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    Re: installation failure on Acer Aspire desktop

    Hi Vasilis,

    Thanks for your help. Actually, the problem was really very simple, not enough RAM.

    The computer was a donated one and, as it was running sinxp, I assumed it would be OK to install 12.04. I assumed wrong, I checked the sys info and all it had was a measly 256Mb RAM, whereas ubuntu, apparently, requires 512Mb minimum. I installed 2Gb and the ubuntu has installed without any hassles.

    Best regards

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    Re: installation failure on Acer Aspire desktop

    try lubuntu

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