new user issue

John Levin john at
Sun Jun 5 11:06:24 UTC 2005

On 4 Jun 2005, at 23:28, Isabel Winstanley wrote:

> I loaded the live CD v5.04 on my Sony PCV LX1 ME desktop pentium  
> lll with
> 112.0MB RAM. The fan keeps running and the curser is very slow to  
> move. When
> I click on Applications, Places, System etc the HDD light flashes but
> nothing happens. I  once did load XP and the fan would not stop  
> running.
> Sony Knowledge Base suggests downloading a later fan controller  
> version and
> also fitting another 128 MB of memory. I restored ME. Any  
> suggestions for
> getting Ubumtu to work? Or do I need more memory? Thanks

Remember that the live CD runs from the cd drive, and so is very much  
slower than a proper, to the-hard-drive, install. I've run it on a  
266mhz/128mb laptop, and it was unusably slow, but worked fine (after  
some tweaking) on installing it.

Extra memory never goes amiss, though.

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