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Matteo_neo
December 15th, 2008, 01:45 PM
HI everybody.
First of all I would to say that I'm absolutely dummy in linux world.
I've bought for a fistfull of Euros an compaq armada e500 laptop, not so new....The CPU is an INTEL P3 800MHz with 128MB of ram and 10GB of hard disk.
I choose for this pc the Xubuntu 8.10 release, but there's a big problem. After few minutes from the beginning of the installation process, when just the windows with the mouse pointer and a nice blue desktop color appear, it crash. No more mouse, no more cd and hard disk activities. All is frozen. The only thing I can do is reset the pc.
Why? there's something doesn't like to Xubuntu? Not enough ram?
BHA! Please, I DO NOT WONT TO PUT IN WINDOWS! SAME VE!

Michael.Godawski
December 15th, 2008, 01:52 PM
Minimum system requirements

To run the Desktop CD (LiveCD + Install CD), you need 128 MB (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megabyte) RAM (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAM) to run or 192 MB (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megabyte) RAM (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAM) to install. The Alternate Install CD only requires you to have 64 MB (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megabyte) RAM (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAM). To install Xubuntu, you need 1.5 GB (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigabyte) of free space on your hard disk. Once installed, Xubuntu can run with 192 MB RAM, but it is strongly recommended to have at least 256 MB RAM.

I would try the alternate installer:
http://se.archive.ubuntu.com/mirror/cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/8.10/release/