I just installed Edubuntu on an old P-II system with 256 RAM, an AGP
video card with 64 mb of ram and one single HDD and one optical (DVD)
drive. Nothing else. No PCI, or ISA cards --no network card, no modem
and no Floppy drive. I removed almost everything, stripped computer of
all the hardware parts, which kids don't need. <br><br>Because
i just want them to use Edubuntu for learning (math, science, alphabet,
geography, etc) and play a few educational games. Nothing else.Yet
Edubuntu will not boot --- even though there aren't any other
OperatingSystems on this computer. I just did an automated
installation, thus Edubuntu took over all the hard drive space (40 GB).
Following the complete installation; It booted with no problems.
However, it failed to boot afterward. It gives me something like the
following error code: Grub loading. Please wait........ Error 17. But
then nothing -- NOTHING --- happens. It just stays there forever.
Therefore i have no choice but to shut down the computer and resign.<br><br>As
you can tell, i'm a Linux newbie (except that i know how to
cfdisk&fdisk and that's all i want, as i don't want to learn more
mind-numbing commands). Thus, please tell me, in most simple ways, how
to fix the above-stated problem. Even better, please tell me (if there
are ) any user-friendly programs or utilities, which i can use to
overcome this Grub booting obstacle.<br><br>Somebody said Lilo is a
more reliable bootloader and he said i should install that, instead of
Grub. Is that true? If so, but how can i do that??? I mean, speaking
step -by-step:<br> 1-Do i have to remove Grub before i can install Lilo?<br> 2- If so, how can i remove Grub?<br> 3--Where can i find Lilo to download? <br> 4- And finally; how can i install Lilo manually on my computer?
5- Also, is it possible to save a copy of the bootloader (Grub or Lilo)
on a CD, so that i can boot my computer from such a special boot CD in
case Grub or Lilo sitting on HD ever fails to boot?<br> 6- If i can make such a CD; kindly tell me how -- using the simplest terms.<br><br>On
the other hand, i, most probably, will remove Edubuntu and install it
again from scratch. If i decide to do so, i would, this time, like to
install only the features i need and discard the rest, as (like i
detailed earlier) my computer is a very old PC and has only the basic,
absolutely essential hardware parts for the computer to function.<br><br>I would greatly appreciate ANY responses, and solutions you may offer