Ubuntu will not boot

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Fri Apr 11 02:21:25 UTC 2008

On 04/08/2008 12:41 PM, NoOp wrote:
> On 04/08/2008 11:53 AM, Mario Vukelic wrote:
>> On Tue, 2008-04-08 at 11:27 -0700, NoOp wrote:
>>> On 04/08/2008 07:09 AM, Sam McCollum wrote:
>>> > I have a Dell Inspiron 380 C700ST (laptop) with the following specifications:
>>> > 
>>> > CPU: Intel Celeron 697Mhz
>>> > Ram: 128Mb
>>> ^^^^^^^^^^^^
>>> You cannot use the liveCD with that amount of memory. 
>> Has anyone used Ubuntu with just 128 MB? I haven't, but I'd guess that
>> Xubuntu might be a better choice.
> Yes - I have hardy on two laptops with 128MB. Slow, but quite workable.
> And 256MB does well.
> I tried xubuntu sometime back & found that Gnome did just as well (IMO).
> I may give hardy xubuntu a spin just to see if it's improved since I
> last tried.

As a followup; I decided to try Xubuntu (Hardy 8.04 beta) on the Lapnote
laptop (350Mhz/128MB/20GB) today and installed it over Hardy Beta
(Gnome). I even did all of the hundreds of updates & gave it a spin.
Overall my impression is pretty much the same as the last time that I
did this (all my personal opinions):

1. Interface is OK but a mix between Gnome and a Windows wannabe with
the menu layout and choices. Sorry - not flamebait - it just appeared to
me that the way the menu is layed out, and the restrictions within the
menu selections seemed an attempt at trying to accomodate previous
windows users.

2. Speed on the desktop was actually slower from my POV than standard
Gnome. And the only advantage I guess would be that less applications
are loaded on install. On the otherhand, the lack of basic Gnome
applications such as a terminal window that works, gedit, etc., really
gives no advantage as you need to actually load real applications back
in to do useful work.

In all fairness I didn't spend more than a few hours poking around
Xubuntu. I do applaud the folks who put it together for their audience -
it installed without a hitch, it worked well until after the updates
when I found that I could no longer adjust the standard lcd to 1024x768,
and I thought the desktop background was pretty cool.

I'm reloading standard Gnome 8.10 beta back on the laptop now. But,
suffice it to say that Xubuntu does indeed load on a 350Mhz/128MB/20GB...

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