Hey everyone I am here because of some problems I ran into while trying to install lubuntu 13.10 on my old pc.
The computer is a little over 10 years old and is an hp 521n. It has an amd Athlon 1.4ghz processor, 256mb ram, and a 60gb hd. It came with windows xp. It was our only computer until a few years ago. When we got a new one I saved this old one just to have but a few days ago I decided to hook it up and use out in my garage. It's primary use will be when I'm out working on my truck or something for reference. Really just basic Web browsing and a couple YouTube videos and stuff. That and to play music while I'm out there.
When the computer was new it was decent and could handle what I wanted it to do. Well I hooked it up and it is so slow it's basically unusable. I decided to give Linux a try and downloaded lubuntu. I tried the alternative installer because of my low ram and it worked. However, all I get is something that looks line ms-dos. I'm guessing this is the terminal. There is no gui.
Well I went back and burned the regular lubuntu iso. It says it requires 384mb ram. I tried to install it but it won't do anything. I get a screen that let's me choose to install it and pick english, but after that is says lubuntu 13.10 for a while and then the screen turns off.
I'm a little discouraged but hoping to find a solution. I am not opposed to using a different version of Linux (is that a distribution?) like puppy Linux but I think I'd prefer lubuntu.