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chicoharv2
June 5th, 2014, 01:15 AM
I had windows xp on this pc and deleted it to 14.04 but it wouldn't install. I could not reinstall xp which I do not want. All I could do was install my old disc for Ubuntu 8.04.It works but can't update to anything. If I put in the 14.04 32 bit it just keeps opening 8.04 from the hard drive after it tries to open the 14.04 disc. Any suggestions on how to fix?

Bashing-om
June 5th, 2014, 01:43 AM
chicoharv2; Well, Well ....

There is a means to upgrade from release 8.04 but is is highly NOT-recommended. Way too much has changed - even to get to 12.04. But, there is a possibility that it might make the transitions:
8.04 -> 10.04 ->12.04 Long Term Support to Long Term Support to Long Term Support. Even if it works is a lot of TIME and bandwidth.
Howto:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EOLUpgrades
Pay attention to page 2.

How old is the hardware ? Now-days it takes the horse-power to run the flag ship edition of (u)buntu.
Minimum specs: - 2 gigs of ram is recommned for a good experience with good hardware:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SystemRequirements

What might be the better course is to see if we can get release 14.04 installed, perhaps as a different flavor ( lubuntu ?)
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/GetLubuntu

If that box will run XP, it will run 'buntu !



maybe yes



maybe not so yes for (u)buntu

chicoharv2
June 5th, 2014, 02:15 AM
Well it won;t run my xp anymoreas it was the xp pro and my recovery disc wants a xp home edition which I don't have. I tried to update to 10.4 but it isn'tdoing anything. Has the kernal changed that much that I am in a catch 32 or grub. My hp is about 8 years old and is 32 i 386. I also tried to install Ubuntu 13,but it doesn't work either. Any other ideas?

chicoharv2
June 5th, 2014, 02:34 AM
I am downloading lubuntu now on my window box.

Bashing-om
June 5th, 2014, 02:36 AM
chicoharv2; Hey;

Just a thought, that CPU is not PAE enabled:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PAE
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2211590 <-Now 14.04 Lubuntu has support for non-pae:

For the work-a-round.



beat on it 'til



something gives

kansasnoob
June 5th, 2014, 03:39 AM
I am downloading lubuntu now on my window box.

How are you burning these images in Windows?

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/burn-a-dvd-on-windows

chicoharv2
June 5th, 2014, 05:09 AM
yes as an iso image

chicoharv2
June 5th, 2014, 05:57 AM
well my 2pc's running windows 7 and windows 8 programs for iso image isn't working right so I downloaded magic ISO and am downloading a new Ubuntu 14.4 as I get a failure notice on when I try to download Lubuntu. I will know more tomorrow

mrgs
June 5th, 2014, 09:01 AM
You should carry on trying to download Lubuntu. Ubuntu is not a good choice for hardware from the XP era.

PAE is not a problem here. If it were then you would have received an explicit message about it. In general there's too much talk about PAE in Ubuntuforums.

monkeybrain20122
June 5th, 2014, 02:49 PM
well my 2pc's running windows 7 and windows 8 programs for iso image isn't working right so I downloaded magic ISO and am downloading a new Ubuntu 14.4 as I get a failure notice on when I try to download Lubuntu. I will know more tomorrow

Magic ISO has nothing to do with it. You just need to make a live usb with something like unetbootin or http://www.linuxliveusb.com/

chicoharv2
June 7th, 2014, 01:43 AM
Thanks for the help. I now have Lubunto on both my old pc and laptop. Got rid of xp completely think I like Lubuntu better than Ubuntu. I think I was just getting bad data using windows ISO so I switched to 3rd party. I ave my old pc and a new windows 8 on a KLM with audio switch. Works very good and put new life in my older units.

mrgs
June 7th, 2014, 01:46 AM
Good, please mark the thread 'solved'.