View Full Version : [ubuntu] Trying to fix up a Gateway computer...?

January 2nd, 2010, 07:48 AM
I have a gateway computer that I've been trying to fix up - whenever I try to install Windows XP/2000/Ubuntu, it finds a bunch of errors. I'd really like to get this computer working, it has a 300GB HD, TV inputs, USB ports out the wazoo, and all that other good stuff. Can someone help me with what to do or have a suggestion on what to replace? Any help is appreciated.

I have formatted the hard drive (the Windows installation did it.)

The windows installation is to the point where its copying the installation files to the disk, then it gives me an error that it can't find/can't copy the file. The Linux installation just gives me cryptic errors before it even does anything.

Anything else? ask.
I just want to get it to a point where it's usable... I really don't care what operating system.

January 2nd, 2010, 03:55 PM
How far does Ubuntu's loading sequence get when you use a LiveCD?
Do you ever get to GUI, or is it terminal stuff?

If it's just terminal stuff, post the cryptic errors. We have no idea what is happening unless you do. Take a picture or video with a camera if you have to.