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hollywoodheat
November 27th, 2009, 03:37 PM
I've got an HP Pavilion that refuses to run Ubuntu. It barely installed 8.04. It choked when I tried to update to 8.10. It wouldn't load 9.04 from a disk. And it wouldn't even try to upload 9.10. It's a Pentium 4 2.8 Ghz. Other than that, I don't know too much. I've got a 1.7 Ghz Pentium 4 Nobilis that I pulled from a dumpster that will load, install, and run Ubuntu like a dream. I tired swapping CD drives, and hard drives in case one of those was the problem. I even loaded it with the good computer on the HD of the bad one and it still wouldn't work. The HP just refuses to have anything to do with Ubuntu. Is there anything else I can try to see if I can get Ubuntu to load on my machine? I really like Ubuntu, but if my computer won't run it, what's the point? Thanks for any help.

audiomick
November 27th, 2009, 04:17 PM
I even loaded it with the good computer on the HD of the bad one and it still wouldn't work.

If it installed and ran in the "good" computer with the "bad" drive, then the drive is ok. Does the live CD run ok?

my first guess would be not enough RAM. As far as I know, 512MB is bottom line.