View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Can't install on old Dell C610

May 16th, 2008, 05:04 PM
I've been trying to install Ubuntu 8.04 on an old Dell C610 which currently is running XP. The laptop has 256M of RAM. When I run from the LiveCD, it says that I need at least 256M to run the installer. I tried using the alternate ISO image but my machine fails to boot from that CD. Any ideas on how to get Linux installed? I want to overwrite Windows.

May 16th, 2008, 05:13 PM
With that RAM; try Xubuntu Alternate CD. You cannot boot a Live CD with that RAM, unless you make a 500 MB /swap partition ahead of time. For that you can use Gparted Live CD:

May 16th, 2008, 05:18 PM
As mentioned in my original post, the Alternate CD seems to be ignored on boot.

May 16th, 2008, 05:22 PM
You can still use Gparted and boot your Live CD.

May 16th, 2008, 06:08 PM
I think I have a Dell problem. I can't boot the ISO image for Gparted either.

May 16th, 2008, 06:23 PM
Clean the lens in your burner or change it.

May 17th, 2008, 06:14 PM
Resolved by replacing my CD burner software (Sonic RecordNow) with ISO Recorder.