Can't Run Kubuntu Jaunty

Alan Dacey GrokIt at
Sun Apr 12 04:14:04 UTC 2009

Graham Todd wrote:
> I've downloaded Kubuntu 9.04 Jaunty a few times just to make sure I get
> a good download, then burnt it to CD-R at various speeds.  I'm using a
> Dell Dimension 4600 with (it tells me) 500kb of memory.
> I have tried to load the live CDs once burnt and each one stops and
> freezes at the loading screen in which four icons get loaded.  I must
> emphasise that I don't even get as far as loading the "live" CD.
> The disk drive has run Ubuntu and other Gnome-based distros, and even
> installed one of them, so I don't think the problem lies there.#
> Is the installer incompatible with Dell Dimension 4600 or is there
> another reason I might not be able to load the "live" CD?

The problem may be that you have only 500kb of memory.  I'm not sure of the 
hardware requirements on installing, but I have an old laptop with 512kb and 
Kubuntu 8.10 runs great for such a low-powered machine.
Did you try an alternate cd?  That will install the same juicy goodness, just 
using a text-based installer.  I've used the alternates when there are problems 
with high-end graphic cards and when I install on really old PC's.  Usually 
works fine.  Remember to burn your cd at the lowest supported rate to get the 
best results.  Good luck!


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