Having trouble installing Ubuntu 10.10

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October 27, 2010 at 23:50:45
Specs: ME/Vista/Ubuntu 10.10, Celeron 1.7GHz, 512MB
I can't get my computer to boot from my Ubuntu 10.10 CD. It just spits out a bunch of DOS like chars and hangs.
Here's a picture of the error screen. http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/...

Computer is a 1.7ghz Celeron 4, 512mb RAM, Radeon 9000, 80gb hd. Has WinME on Fat32 partition, Vista on NTFS & 20GB of unallocated space for Ubuntu.

The CD works on my other computer.
Thanks in advance.


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#1
October 28, 2010 at 13:43:53
About that time in computers, the cd drives were iffy on burned cd's.

Might buy one of the black cd-r (the color is black) and reburn the cd and the very slowest speed you can and try again. Older drives don't like overburn.


Also your system is a bit on the pokey side for that. Might try one of the more light weight versions of ubnutu. Xubntu or ldxe

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#2
October 28, 2010 at 15:43:08
Thanks for the reply. I tried using the DVD burner from my newer computer, but it still hangs. I couldn't find the System requirements for Ubuntu 10.10 on the website, but shouldn't 512MB be enough?


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#3
October 28, 2010 at 20:24:53
You should be able to boot but I think you need 1 G really.

It matters not where you burn them it matters where you read them.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#4
October 28, 2010 at 20:48:32
I tried reading the disc with the dvd burner. I took it out of the newer computer.

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#5
October 29, 2010 at 14:54:41
OK, so you have a new drive in the old computer and it still borks? Did you burn the disk at the slowest speed and did you check it either with md5/shal or by booting to the menu to test?

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#6
October 29, 2010 at 16:09:34
I wrote the disc at 16x, which has never given me any problems before, and is not much higher than the burner's minimum speed of 12x. The CDs can handle up to 52x.

How do I boot it to the menu? I'm a total linux n00b.

Thanks.


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#7
October 30, 2010 at 01:06:54
You may find PuppyLinux5 simplier for your needs as a first foray into Linux and runs very well on slightly older PC/Laptop, and yes 1GB Memory is recommended for most Newer Linux Distros:

http://puppylinux.org/main/Download...


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#8
October 30, 2010 at 15:49:11
I guess I am leading you down the wrong path. Without more ram Ubuntu will not be very good. They make plenty of other choices. As x86 suggest puppy and pup clones are very good for older stuff.
See also slitaz, dsl, austrumi, antix (spelling?), Slax, Vector and maybe dragonflybsd and still others like xubuntu and maybe mint with a lightweight window manager. Maybe even debian live could work and then install.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#9
November 17, 2010 at 00:10:41
Hi, I have a new Toshiba E205, and I get the same message. I have tried various things like uninstalling and re-installing something different like Kubuntu or Xubuntu, but still nothing. Can ANYONE PLEASE help me?

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