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romotony
September 5th, 2009, 03:05 AM
Brand new to Ubuntu/Linux. I downloaded ubuntu-9.04-desktop-i386.iso, verified data integrity using winMD5Sum, and wrote image on CD using Infra Recorder as suggested in online docs.

Tried to install in old Win95 machine with no OS:

Dell Dimension XPS D300
Pentium II 300 MHz
640K RAM + 63M extended RAM
4.3 GB Hard drive

When booting I get the Language screen immediately. I select English, then Install Ubuntu, and I get an Ubuntu splash screen. At this time the CD drive and the hard drive start working heavily...and keep working....and working, always with the splash/logo screen as background. After about 10 to 15 minutes I get a black screen and nothing else happens.

I never get the Welcome screen, which is the next one I should get according to documentation. Any thoughts? Not enough resources? Bad CD?

Is there a way to see what's going on, like a log or something? I know sometimes the minimum requirements are not enough. Is there a lighter version I can use?

Thanks!

presence1960
September 5th, 2009, 05:38 AM
your machine does not meet the requirements to run the Live Cd or install Ubuntu from the live CD. see here (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SystemRequirements)

try the alternate text based installer, but I seriously doubt your machine will run it. get it here (http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/downloadmirrors#alternate)