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Thread: No way to install 8.04 desktop on my PC (256MRAM)

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2005

    Angry No way to install 8.04 desktop on my PC (256MRAM)

    Hi there,

    I wanted to install the latest 8.04 version of Ubuntu Desktop on a PC with 256 M RAM and a Celeron 900 Mhz.
    This is not the first time that I try to install Ubuntu. I installed many times the desktop and server versions (from 5.0 to 7.10).
    I am also used to install debian.

    I first downloaded and burned the live CD.
    I tried the live install and also the normal install but nothing worked.
    The computer freezes when I select an install.
    I was not surprised that the live install did not work because I read somewhere that RAM is needed.
    But I was more surprised that the normal install did not work either.
    Furthermore, there was no error message at all!

    I then downloaded and burned the text-based install CD.
    I launched the normal install.
    I could go further into the install process but it cannot succeed because it says for many packages:
    Warning file:///cdrom/ ..... .deb was corrupt

    I then though that the disk images I download had problems.
    I checked them with md5sum and everything was OK.

    I then tried to configure the package manager system in order to fetch the corrupt packages from the network but it did not work either.

    I then though that I could install a debian system and then Ubuntu from it.
    I read that it is not that simple with Hardy.

    At least, I managed to install the debian etch version with the netinst CD.

    But I did not manage to install ubuntu 8.04 as I wanted first.
    I am very disappointed because I like very much Ubuntu and this experience does not correspond to what is advertised everywhere about ubuntu ie it is very simple to install.

    So here are my questions:

    - do you know why I have the corrupt warnings and do you know how I could get rid of them?

    - is there a netinst for ubuntu 8.04 or a way to tell the installer to go to fetch the packages on the net instead of the CD?

    - is there a simple way to install ubuntu 8.04 over a debian etch?

    Thank you for your help.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Maryland, USA
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: No way to install 8.04 desktop on my PC (256MRAM)

    The corrupt warnings might indicate a bad CD. Even if the md5 sum of the .iso or the CD is normal, check the CD integrity with the menu item. If you have a Linux or Windows system already working on that computer, you can use the unetbootin utility to install 8.04 over the internet. You can use unetbootin from Debian etch, I believe.


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