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  1. [ubuntu] Dell Dimension 2100 a respectable system?

    I just picked up a friend's old Dell Dimension 2100 desktop. Intel Celeron 900MHZ, 128MB RAM, 20GB HD. If I max out the RAM at 512, will this serve as a decent Ubuntu 8.04 system? Or should I look...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Neither Ubuntu/Xubuntu 8.04 works

    Didn't work. I'm going back to Xubuntu 7.10. Thanks for your suggestions, it was worth a try.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Neither Ubuntu/Xubuntu 8.04 works

    I just did and it's moving forward. Fingers crossed for Xubuntu 8.04.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Neither Ubuntu/Xubuntu 8.04 works

    Do I type it in after that string of boot options?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Neither Ubuntu/Xubuntu 8.04 works

    My F6 doesn't give me that option. I get Expert Mode, Noapic, Nolapic, acpi=off, and another I can't recall right now. In fact, the spelling is likely off on some of those--but at any rate, no option...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Neither Ubuntu/Xubuntu 8.04 works

    That's my next step. What does it alter about the installation?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Neither Ubuntu/Xubuntu 8.04 works

    Both my Ubuntu and Xubuntu 8.04 alternates CDs are valid, as are all the checksums.

    What are the chances that my computer can't handle 8.04? Or, if the CDs and checksums are valid, is it still...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 8.04 installation problem?

    Is that something I should try if I got the same problem in Xubuntu 8.04? I decided to give that a shot and ran into the same problem.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Neither Ubuntu/Xubuntu 8.04 works

    How can I verify the integrity of the CD burn?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Neither Ubuntu/Xubuntu 8.04 works

    Does it matter how I partition the HD? Any suggestions how to partition the 6GB HD I have?
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    [ubuntu] Neither Ubuntu/Xubuntu 8.04 works

    I tried the alternate install of Ubuntu 8.04 and Xubuntu 8.04 on an older laptop; in both cases after the boot page (with the colored bar) a blinking cursor would appear in the upper left center of...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 8.04 installation problem?

    I did use the alternate CD. I'm trying Xubuntu 8.04 instead at any rate.
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    [ubuntu] Ubuntu 8.04 installation problem?

    After a lengthy installation process, I rebooted my system. I got the start screen with Ubuntu, and the orange bar ran through all the way...then the screen went blank except for a blinking cursor in...
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    [ubuntu] Ubuntu 8.04 installation problem?

    After a lengthy installation process, I rebooted my system. I got the start screen with Ubuntu, and the orange bar ran through all the way...then the screen went blank except for a blinking cursor in...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing Ubuntu on an older laptop

    This is the fastest-responding forum, and most helpful, I've ever witnessed--thanks all!

    I was thinking about a fresh install, though I'm open to suggestions. I still haven't worked out the...
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    [ubuntu] Installing Ubuntu on an older laptop

    I've seen conflicting opinions on this topic...

    I've a Toshiba Portege 7200CT, running a Pentium III 600MHz with 320MB RAM and a 6GB hardrive. I currently have Xubuntu 7.10 on it, but as I want to...
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