[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu on old box ....

Simon Greenwood sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Sun May 9 10:32:56 BST 2010

It's more likely that some hardware on the PC is causing a problem. Get an
alternate boot CD, which should give you a clue

On 9 May 2010 08:07, "NTLWorld" <b.drake at ntlworld.com> wrote:

Hi there ....

A while back, I gave an old Pentium iii running Windows 98 to a single
mum who is looking for work and needed a PC.  She now needs internet
access and Windows 98 is a problem.  Ubuntu is the obvious answer, so I
took a selection of live CD's and an mobile broadband dongle to see what
I could do.  Anything > 8.04 fails to boot and 8.4 does not support
mobile broadband as-is.  I have an identical HP Pentium iii back here so
I had a play last night.  Remarkably, using a much more up-to-date PC
with a totally different spec. to install Lucid (I used Netbook Remix
for speed) on a spare 8 Gig drive gave me a drive that booted and works
OK in the old box.

Anyone know what happened between 8.04 and 8.10 that kills the live CD
on old hardware?

Regards,        Barry.

Barry Drake <b.drake at ntlworld.com>

ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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