dvincent at sleepdeprived.ca
Tue Apr 15 21:13:41 BST 2008
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> I haven't gotten assistance yet for this problem, and by the insistence
> of a few, I will try to be overly detailed in my situation.
> I have an E-machine C2881 on which I'm trying to put Ubuntu 7.1. This
> machine is [I believe] a Pentium III and 512 meg ram. ALso, it has a
> 10Gb HD.
> I insert the Ubuntu disk and restart the machine. It comes to the main
> screen with the "Examples" and "Install" on the desktop. I clicked
> "Install" and went through all the hoops and such.
> Then it begins "Installing system" and it gets to the "Configuring apt"
> at 82% and stops. The "Installing System" window says "Configuring apt"
> in bold letters above the orange progress bar, and in italics below the
> bar, it says "Scanning the mirror..."
> It's just sitting there (about 30 minutes) on this window, and doesn't
> seem to be going anywhere, though the hard drive is buzzing and
> vibrating. It didn't take this long on the other computer.
> I trust that this is detailed enough. <grin>
I've got an "E-Monster 550" PIII-550 with 512mb RAM here, pretty sure I
used the Alternate CD to install on there. I've seen that scanning the
mirror message take quite a while on some machines but that does seem
excessive for a PIII.
You might want to test your RAM as well.
http://www.memtest86.com/ has a bootable iso you can burn for that purpose.
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