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Thread: Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 8600 Laptop Problem

  1. #11
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    Re: Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 8600 Laptop Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by novice_penguin View Post
    Also, the disk isn't being read when the computer is restarted.
    This should work regardless of operative system. Have you changed settings in BIOS?

    Which BIOS version are you using, by the way?
    Last edited by mrgs; September 10th, 2013 at 01:12 AM.
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  2. #12
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    Re: Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 8600 Laptop Problem

    Problem solved. Xubuntu 12.04 installed successfully. What a nightmare. Thanks for all of your help!

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    Re: Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 8600 Laptop Problem

    Good, please post the solution, as this will benefit other users, and mark the thread 'solved'.
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  4. #14
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    Re: Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 8600 Laptop Problem

    The solution was to pick an OS that's compatible with 512mb ram. Xubuntu 12.04 requires that but I will be upgrading to 2 gb ram after this fiasco. The reason I was trying to install an OS that required more ram was because I mistakenly thought I upgraded to 2 gb when indeed I haven't. Like I said this is an old computer that I haven't used in a while. Thanks for the help!

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