ubuntu 6.06 LTS SOS

Dieter Schicker dieter.schicker at uni-graz.at
Tue Dec 5 22:04:18 UTC 2006

Mario Vukelic wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-12-05 at 09:35 -0800, wandoo abbas wrote:
>> my computer hardware description is:  processor=INTEL celeron cpu
>> 1.70GHZ
>>  memory=128MB 
> Here's your problem: the Ubuntu Desktop CD requires at least 256 MB
> RAM: 
> http://www.ubuntu.com/download/releasenotes/606
> If you download the "Alternate install CD" [1] you will probably be able
> to install (because the installer will be in text-mode; it is still not
> very hard though if you are willing to read what it tells you), but
> running the installed system afterwards might be a bit slow. At least
> you might want to to use lighter applications than the default (e.g.
> epiphany instead of firefox as a browser, or abiword and gnumeric
> instead of openoffice)
> [1]
> http://www.ubuntu.com/products/GetUbuntu/download?action=show&redirect=download
> There are GNU/Linux distributions that are better suited to older
> hardware, see these links:
> http://www.linux.com/article.pl?sid=06/02/13/1854251
> http://www.linuxforums.org/desktop/a_linux_distribution_for_an_old_laptop.html
> http://www.puppylinux.org/

I agree with the previous speakers.

I only want to add another strange point that I noticed when installing
Ubuntu Dapper (alternate and "graphical" installation): On some machines
somewhere (relatively "late") in the installation process the screen
turns black (with only two text cursors visible as wandoo abbas
explained in his initial mail). I assume that's where the installer
tries to configure the xorg-server, but I'm not totally sure about that.

Anyways, the solution is trivial: Just let the installation run (and it
really goes on installing!) until it spits out the installation CD =>
Reboot => Done.

Just my experiences ...


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