Installing xubuntu 606

Guillermo Garron guillermo.fedora at
Sun Dec 31 18:34:57 UTC 2006

On 12/31/06, napa at <napa at> wrote:
> Hello,
> my system is currently running with ubuntu 5.10.
> I'm trying to upgrade to xubuntu 606 because the machine ist to small for gnome. The download of the file xubuntu-6.06.1-alternate-i386.iso is burned on  cd-rom.
> Upgrade via the upgrade manager does not work as it does not recognize the disk.
> So I tried a complete new installation by rebooting with the disk inserted. But the the system (IBM Aptiva Intel Pentium III, 256 MB, 10GB HD, Floppy Drive, CD-ROM) does not boot the CD. It always boots the Version 5.10. Copying the sbm.bin file to the
> floppy disk did not work as well (the system does not recognize the floppy drive. So i mounted it manually by using sudo an copied it the same way)
> However rebooting the System with a Slackware iso-image works.
> What am I doing wrong?
> 1) Has the the iso-image to be changed before burning it to disk?
> 2) How can the floppy drive used properly under ubuntu?
> 3) Has the BIOS to be changed (but why does Slackware boot without change)?
> 4) Is there any shortut for installing and using xfce under 5.10

Did you check your boot CD Xubuntu on another PC? are you sure it is OK?
> Best wishes for the next year.
Thanks! the same to you.

Guillermo Garron
"Linux IS user friendly... It's just selective about who its friends are."
(Using FC6, CentOS4.4 and Ubuntu 6.06)

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