New Precise install

Ryan Gauger rtgkid at
Fri Apr 27 16:42:52 UTC 2012

On 04/27/2012 11:27 AM, Leslie Anne Chatterton wrote:
> Hi List,
> I'm having an unusually hard time getting 12.04 on my 6(?) year old
> Gateway laptop. It has 1 GB of RAM, 80 GB HDD (all free and, a 1.6GHz
> Turion 64 CPU. I had no problem installing 11.10, but several
> downloads and burns of 12.04 always stopped foreer at the "gear wheel"
> with dots underneath. I've tried both 64 bit and 32 bit versions, and
> the alternate installer 64 bit version, with the same result, it never
> even got to the choice between "test it out" and "install".
> Right now I'm in the middle of doing a version upgrade from a brand
> new install of 32 bit 11.10, which seems to be working. It is getting
> new packages very, very slowly, might be finished in 10 hours!
> Has anyone else had a similar problem? Is there any fix?
> Does this mean that my admittedly obsolete hardware has really reached
> it's end of life for Kubuntu?
> Cheers
I have never experienced what you are, but upgrades are _*/VERY /*_slow.

In Christ,
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