View Full Version : [ubuntu] Install disk errors out and goes to terminal.

March 31st, 2009, 10:07 PM
I am trying to install Ubuntu on a very old laptop. It is a Toshiba Satellite with XP on it right now. It only has 512MB of RAM or something... But every time I try to install Ubuntu (8.10), selecting either "Try Ubuntu" or "Install Ubuntu" doesn't work. They both load up, but then after a while, it goes to the terminal after a short list of "write" errors. How can I fix this? Will installing Xubuntu help?

March 31st, 2009, 10:35 PM
Bump... I'm sorry guys but I really need to know about this soon, pardon my impacience please.

April 1st, 2009, 01:54 AM
Please? Anyone... I really need to sort this out... Thanks!

April 1st, 2009, 02:06 AM
yes, the system may not have the resources to run a live cd install, you can try the ubuntu alternative cd.

scroll down and choose from the list of download sites nearest to you, you are looking for the i386 iso.


April 1st, 2009, 02:10 AM
Ah thanks! I will try this tomorrow.