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Painty
November 11th, 2015, 03:46 PM
I've got the book - Ubuntu Unleashed which has a copy of 6.06 on DVD - I've installed it on the laptop - but I can't get internet configured - so I thought I'd download the latest version - burn to DVD and use the live version to then do a fresh install - thinking that maybe the networking stuff is a bit more automatic - 8 versions on! However the DVD won't load the live version which I assume may be because of the age of the laptop.

So - should I try a different iteration of Ubuntu? Or install differently? Or get advice on networking so I can at least get that laptop running?

grahammechanical
November 11th, 2015, 04:08 PM
We do not expect Linux to suffer the same level of malicious attacks as Microsoft Windows does but I don't think it sensible to connect a machine with Ubuntu 6.04 to the internet. You most definitely should use a present day supported version of one of the Ubuntu family of Linux distributions.

Does that machine really only have 512 MB of RAM and only 128 MB of video memory?

http://www.cnet.com/products/fujitsu-amilo-pro-v3505-15-4-core-2-duo-t5200-win-xp-pro-512-mb-ram-80-gb-hdd/specs/

I use Ubuntu and I do not like to recommend anything other than Ubuntu but I do not think that machine is capable of running Ubuntu with its Unity 3D user interface. There could be a couple of reasons why the newer versions of Ubuntu do not load a live session.

a) The need to use the nomodeset boot parameter option. See the heading the CD's Default Boot Options - section 6 F6

http://www.cnet.com/products/fujitsu-amilo-pro-v3505-15-4-core-2-duo-t5200-win-xp-pro-512-mb-ram-80-gb-hdd/specs/

b) The need to use a non-pae kernel which Ubuntu no longer supplies but Lubuntu does. However, the Intel T5200 is a 64 bit CPU so I do not think this problem applies in your case.

http://ark.intel.com/products/27252/Intel-Core2-Duo-Processor-T5200-2M-Cache-1_60-GHz-533-MHz-FSB

I suggest that you examine Xubuntu or Lubuntu or Ubuntu Mint as alternatives to Ubuntu.

Regards.

mrgs
November 12th, 2015, 12:06 PM
Hi, welcome to the fora.

You don't have PAE problems with this processor.
When you have installed L/Xubuntu using wired internet access and applied all updates this guide (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=370108) should help you.

Bucky Ball
November 12th, 2015, 12:52 PM
Hi, welcome to the fora.

You don't have PAE problems with this processor.
When you have installed L/Xubuntu using wired internet access and applied all updates this guide (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=370108) should help you.

^^^
This. You can try both Xubuntu and Lubuntu from the install disk prior to installing. See how they go. 14.04 LTS is long-term support until 2017 and 15.10 until next January. Both are directly upgradeable to the next LTS release 16.04 when the time comes. :)