Xubuntu 6.06.1 desktop i386

Don and/or Mila Trombley donmila at shaw.ca
Wed Dec 20 06:50:19 UTC 2006

Tee Jay Rosene wrote:
>         As you know I am a Newbie and do not know which version of Xubuntu will 
>         work with 80 megs of R AM on board?
>     Not a problem. Glad I can help. One thiung I forgot to mention: you
>     need to download the alternate ISO, as seen here:
>     http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/6.10/release/
>     The one you'll want to download is either 
>     xubuntu-6.10-alternate-i386.iso <http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/6.10/release/xubuntu-6.10-alternate-i386.iso>
>     or 
>     xubuntu-6.10-alternate-i386.iso.torrent <http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/6.10/release/xubuntu-6.10-alternate-i386.iso.torrent> 
>     if you have a Bit Torrent client, but the regular ISO should also download fairly quickly.
>     Both these versions, because the don't have the graphical installer, will work on your machine with 80 megs of RAM. 
>     Once you've downloaded and burned the ISO onto CD, you'll need to do the following:
>     Insert the CD into the CD Rom of your machine and reboot. When it's rebooting, watch very closely, because you'll probably need to press a key during the initial BIOS startup; sometimes this is F12, sometimes F8, sometimes ESC, etc. It really depends on the machine. 
>     This will bring you to a boot option screen. You'll want to pick CD ROM as your boot option (and not hard drive, floppy, etc.). 
>     This will bring you to the Xubuntu install screen. Click install and go from there. You'll start the installation sequence. 
>     Please let me know how this works, and/or if you run into trouble. 
>     Also, one thing to know: whatever machine name, username and password you use for your machine, mark it down on a piece of paper, at least for now. You'll need that when the system reboots. (also, these are case-sensitive). 
>     Good Luck, and don't feel indimitated. Your machine will work:)
Gee, Thank You very much for pointing me to this one!!! Already I am 
installing the software (having done the selections. Now comes the fun 
part (twiddling my thumbs, and .......)
The problem of RSDP resurfaced, and I tried to type in the command: 
ACPI=OFF, not knowing the proper Function Key to press for the command, 
without any success.Boot= (whatever ) comes up, and when I tried 
deleting the command after the "=" and gotten as far as ACPI= before 
being able to type in 'OFF", the system kicked in, and started loading 
the rest of the software. Now, I assume that this will take all night to 
install itself onto the HD?

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