AW: Re: Installing xubuntu 606

napa at napa at
Mon Jan 1 15:48:03 UTC 2007

>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 
>> 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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Seems to be a general problem. Following the discussions in the "install & upgrade" forum the problem occurs with other versions too. There is no solution yet. 


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