Last time I played with Ubuntu for some time was Hardy Heron. Which I gave up due to compatibility issues with PowerPC on old MAC's. A while back I had a short play on another set up with Ubuntu something or other. These can be seen under the user name sastusbulbas. For some reason this new Ubuntu 1 thing would not recognize my original account or associate my sastusbulbas user name with my email address? Probably me being daft somewhere?
I am revisiting Ubuntu, 12.04 is what I was hoping to run, but I am having issues with this and the old PC I am tinkering with. Now as I have an IDE CD-Rom I cannot install newer Ubuntu directly, but have managed to install 11.10. But every time I do any updates the system hangs on rebooting. Just locks up with no mouse cursor moving and the LEDS on my memory freeze. I am currently writing this here on this system after another fresh install of 11.10 due to the 3rd failed 12.04 update attempt.
This system was still running with Windows 98, but the OS was a dog to use and did not support my screens 1920x1080 resolution.
The old hardware I am using.
Asrock K7S41 MicroATX motherboard. Bios P1.20
AMD Athlon XP 2000+ CPU.
2GB (2x1) Corsair DDR 400 PC3500LL. (Was originally a 256mb single stick, but this was in my spares box)
BenQ CD drive. IDE.
Maxtor 20GB IDE HDD.
CTK 400W ATX PSU.
D-Link wireless USB stick.
Any tips or pointers?