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    Win98 and Ubuntu Trial Disk

    My windows 98 computer is an ibm computer from long ago...I have many other (up to date) computers but i would like to know how to get to the boot menu in win98 system that i have so i can hopefully install ubuntu and live peacefully. One problem, i have no idea of the specs of that computer so i cant really tell anyone anything if they might need to know. all i know is that i want to install ubuntu v11.04 on my win98 computer. is such a thing possible? or would i have to go down to an older verion of ubuntu to get it on my win98 computer?

    Please help asap.
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    Re: Win98 and Ubuntu Trial Disk

    I doubt ubuntu will run on a computer that old, you may want to try lubuntu instead.
    To get to the boot menu try escape or one of the function keys at startup.
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    Re: Win98 and Ubuntu Trial Disk

    You'll probably need to discover the specs. Here's a link that may help:

    http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000017.htm#01

    Without knowing those, I would guess that regular Ubuntu will be far too resource-intensive for your older computer. I would try Lubuntu (http://lubuntu.net/). If not that, you could try something even lighter like Puppy Linux (http://puppylinux.org/) which is based on (though not supported by) Ubuntu.
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    Re: Win98 and Ubuntu Trial Disk

    I'd say that a 1998 computer is probably too old for any version of Ubuntu, and, in fact, any graphical installer. Perhaps Lubuntu will work though. Anyway, why do you have to 'get to the boot menu in win98 system' to install Ubuntu? Have you tried booting the Ubuntu CD? If yes, what happens.

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    Re: Win98 and Ubuntu Trial Disk

    tryed booting it and there is no boot menu dedicated key to acess the boot menu

    my specs are
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    System Information
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    Operating System: Windows 98 (4.10, Build 2222) A
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: n/a
    System Model: n/a
    BIOS: n/a
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.60GHz
    Memory: 254MB RAM
    Page File: 114MB used, 657MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 4.09.0000.0904 32bit
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    DxDiag Notes
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    DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
    Display Tab 1: The file ialmdrv.drv is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). Current drivers tested for a WHQL logo are only available on Windows ME, Windows 2000, and Windows XP. New Windows 98 drivers are no longer tested for WHQL logos.
    Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
    Music Tab: No problems found.
    Input Tab: No problems found.
    Network Tab: No problems found.
    --------------------
    DirectX Debug Levels
    --------------------
    Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
    DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
    DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
    DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
    DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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    Re: Win98 and Ubuntu Trial Disk

    Min memory requirements is 384 to run 11.04, your system has 254 so you'll have to upgrade your ram before trying 11.04.
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    Re: Win98 and Ubuntu Trial Disk

    If you want to give Lubuntu a go, I would consider installing with the Minimal Ubuntu installer:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...tion/MinimalCD

    once that's installed, you can do:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install lubuntu-core
    which would be a minimal Lubuntu installation that you can add programs from there.

    tryed booting it and there is no boot menu dedicated key to acess the boot menu
    You may need to go into your computer's BIOS settings and set it to boot from CD (or hopefully USB, but if it's that old, USB boot may not be possible).
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    Re: Win98 and Ubuntu Trial Disk

    yeah, there is no possible way 11.04 is going to run on that. I'd try DSL or slitaz. Maybe Lubuntu, but idk.
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