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July 11th, 2008, 05:10 PM
i have a lab top i got for free.Let me try to give you specs
Comeing from BIOS

Mobile Pentium(R) III-1.00 GHz/733MHz
CPU speed: 1.00 GHz
Level 2 cache: 512KB
system memory: 256MB
Video Contoller: ATI Mobility Radeon
Video memory: 16MB
Primary Hard Drive: 60015MB
Diskette Drive A:Modular Bay
Diskette Drive B:Not installed
Modular Bay: Diskette Drive

the haed frive is blank nothing on it but a trace of windows 98 i tryed doing but it need a cd rom and i could not do the rest

Its a dell Latitude C610 i think. if you could help that would be soo cool:KS

sorry might need a littel more help when i go to install the root.img on a floppy it wont let me its too big.=( and now i have no idea what to do sorry for posting like this im nobbing ubuntu forms up. i just would like some help with this. been working on it for the last 2 days dint want to bother you with my posts

July 11th, 2008, 05:37 PM
Try the Alternate Xubuntu CD:
If that doesn't work; try DSL or Puppy. You can also do a minimal install:

July 11th, 2008, 05:47 PM
Pumalite is correct, and just to elaborate the reasons why, the minimum system requirement for the Ubuntu Live CD is 384mb of RAM. It will run on 256mb, but you have to install it using the alternate method.

July 11th, 2008, 05:50 PM
im sorry i dint say this but i have no cd rom and i think my USB port are fryed cuz i try to see if a usb mouse would light up in any of them and it dint. i rilly do not know what to do i have a floppy disk reader and 6 floppys

July 11th, 2008, 05:54 PM
If it has an ability to connect to the internet, try this https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/WithFloppies but I must say the process seems very involved and with the potential for many errors. Note its age, as you will need to alter some of the commands to fit the newer distribution.

July 11th, 2008, 06:43 PM
it wont let me install the net-drivers on a floppy becase mabe its too be or it missing something