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    Installing Ubuntu on old computer

    Okay, now I'm trying to install Ubuntu Linux 8.04 from the live CD.
    I tried to boot to Live and I got a huge tower of "Not found"-esque results. Then it went to an unresponsive CLI.
    Hell I doubt you could call it a CLI it was just a black screen with a blinking cursor.
    I think it may be the hard drive.
    After trying to simply "Install" from the CD main menu, I got some errors about "ata2" and then some write access(?) errors.
    I'm letting it "perform maintenance."

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu on old computer

    Post your specs. 256 MB of RAM or less>Xubuntu Alternate CD.

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu on old computer

    It's got 512MB ram, SDRAM, on 2 DIMM slots.
    AMD K-6 533Mhz Processor with 97Mhz Bus (lol)
    20gb hard drive, UltraDMA
    Nvidia Geforce MX 4400 PCI 128mb video card

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu on old computer

    You can run 8.04, but you7 have to install with the Alternate CD. Download from here:
    http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download
    Mark the box below the sign 'Start Download'
    Follow this guide:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bu...8burn%29%7C%28
    Do md5sum, burn at 4x or less. Good luck.

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu on old computer

    I want to use the ubuntu as for os migrating from windows xp and reinstalling Ubuntu, but its seem doesn't worked for the second time..
    Now i have lost both of my OS..Million thanks for the help

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu on old computer

    Quote Originally Posted by memekthecat View Post
    I want to use the ubuntu as for os migrating from windows xp and reinstalling Ubuntu, but its seem doesn't worked for the second time..
    Now i have lost both of my OS..Million thanks for the help
    Did I answer a question of yours in a previous thread?

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu on old computer

    I'm waiting on the download still...
    It's taking longer than eternity.
    It says I should have it in an hour and a half...

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu on old computer

    Okay, well I don't know if I can double-post, but..
    It appears to be the CD drive, I'll switch it later.
    Maybe then I can get it to work.

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu on old computer

    Okay, dilemma: I don't have a spare CD drive to put in this thing.
    So, I have a spare 1.44Mb floppy and the computer itself has like Windows 2000 or ME or something, or I could boot from the network?
    I've heard of that method but have no clue how to.
    Help appreciated x.x

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu on old computer


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