Alfred alfred.s at
Thu Dec 7 20:50:57 UTC 2006

Recently I helped another person here, that had a very much slower
machine, and I found that Ubuntu 5.10 was about the newest version that
would run on his machine. 6.06 and 6.10 took so long to boot up on his
machine, that I never quite got to the desktop, with the install Icon on


On Thu, 2006-07-12 at 08:50 -0800, Don and/or Mila Trombley wrote:
> Bill Davidson wrote:
> > Don and/or Mila Trombley wrote:
> >
> >   
> >> I am wondering if the Hard drive needs reformatting, and if so, what 
> >> program and/or switches ( e.g. format/s ) do I need to perform this task?
> >> Does Xubuntu have such a disk initialisiing program which I need to 
> >> utilize, before I am able to install?
> >>     
> >
> > It does need reformatting and ubuntu will do that for you. The installer 
> > should ask about partitioning the hard drive at some point. It should 
> > ask if you want to reformat the entire drive, followed by one or more 
> > advanced options.
> >
> > Have you reached this point in the installer yet?
> >
> > Bill
> >
> >
> >   
> quite frankly, I am getting to the point of wondering if there is 
> something wrong with the version of Xubuntu 6.08 iso which I burnt onto 
> the disk.... Just how long does it take to load everything onto the HD, 
> and get it up and running? This is about the second, or third week of 
> trying to get it to work on the Pentium 2 machine w/o any success. Don.

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