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    how long to install Ubuntu

    I am running an install of ubuntu right now i am just wondering how long dose it take for the install to complete.

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    Re: how long to install Ubuntu

    took me about 15 minutes..

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    Re: how long to install Ubuntu

    It takes me about 30 minutes to install the system and any extra software that I want plus any updates that are available.
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    Re: how long to install Ubuntu

    My computer is quite old and slow (6 year old 1.8GHz AMD Athlon XP2200), it took 45 minutes including downloading and applying the critical security updates via download manager.
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    Re: how long to install Ubuntu

    Depends on how fast your CD drive is. And how fast your CPU is.
    I've seen it take anywhere from 15 min to an hour to install Linux.
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    Re: how long to install Ubuntu

    I seem to be spinning my wheels I boot from disc press F10 to load ubuntu.I then select engish/then install ubuntu,but it just seem to be taking for ever.I get another install window that says welcome then press forward.i do this and it just seem to sit there.I checked the dics for erros,there was none.Am i doing something wrong any help please.Thank you

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    Re: how long to install Ubuntu

    Sounds like your doing everything right so far. Also sounds like its not working right.
    What kind of cpu and how much memory does the PC have?
    Last edited by louieb; June 8th, 2008 at 03:55 PM.
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    Re: how long to install Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by musicman1705 View Post
    I seem to be spinning my wheels I boot from disc press F10 to load ubuntu.I then select engish/then install ubuntu,but it just seem to be taking for ever.I get another install window that says welcome then press forward.i do this and it just seem to sit there.I checked the dics for erros,there was none.Am i doing something wrong any help please.Thank you
    Quote Originally Posted by louieb View Post
    Sounds like your doing everything right so far. Also sounds like its not working right.
    What kind of cpu and how much memory doest the PC have?
    musicman: I agree with louieb that it looks like you're doing everything right. Once we have an idea of the specs of your system, we might be in with a chance of guiding you through. A couple of possibilities come to mind, but we'll get to those shortly.....


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    Re: how long to install Ubuntu

    Thanks guys.The computer i am trying to install on is and older laptop. Intel Architecture right now it has winXP Home edition.The specs are intel pent4 mobile CPU 1.70GHz/ 1.69GHz /224MB of ram.If you need more info just let me know.

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    Re: how long to install Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by musicman1705 View Post
    ...224MB of ram.
    Thats it. Not enough ram to run the live CD installer. Believe you need 384MB minimum .
    The alternate CD (text based installer) does work with less ram. Its not any harder to use. Illustrated Dual Boot Site
    xUbuntu might be a little better too.
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