View Full Version : [ubuntu] Problem Installing latest ubuntu 8.04?

June 7th, 2008, 10:45 PM
Hey guys,
I'm trying to install ubuntu as my only OS on my laptop. It is a IBM T23 model, 1.13ghz, 256mb ram, older laptop.

During install, it goes very slow, but my main concern is that it locks up in the same place.

right after you enter all the preliminary choices and select install, it goes to "Installing System".

At that point, it reaches 15% and says "Detecting file systems..."

Then the system just hangs there. I cannot move my mouse at all, no progress is going on, the CD-Rom stops and the HDD shows no activity (and has no sound from it either).

Please help! I would really like to get ubuntu on this system because Windows XP pro seems to make it lag too much for my tastes. Everything I want to do can be done in linux/ubuntu, so I'd really like to make this move happen.


June 7th, 2008, 10:49 PM
Thelive cd worksfine over here, but installing it on a USB drive doesn't work with me.

June 7th, 2008, 10:52 PM
You cannot boot a Live CD with 256 of RAM, unless you make a 500 MB /swap partition ahead of time.
I'd rather go with Xubuntu Alternate CD. It will run faster in your system.

June 7th, 2008, 11:18 PM
try using ubuntu 8.04 alternate cd or use xubuntu instead.

June 8th, 2008, 12:12 AM
I did just order 256mb more ram earlier today, for a total of 512. If this is indeed the problem, I will retry again in a few days when the ram gets here.

Would you guys still recommend that other Xubuntu in that case? What is different in that version? Is everything still as easy to operate?

June 8th, 2008, 12:14 AM
With 512 of RAM, go with Ubuntu 8.04