failed installation with 256 MB RAM

NoOp glgxg at
Wed Jul 16 15:08:11 UTC 2008

On 07/16/2008 07:13 AM, A M B wrote:
> Hi all,
> I want to switch to Ubuntu from Windows XP on a DELL Latitude C400
> laptop. It has 256 MB RAM and 30 GB disk space, of which more than 27
> are presently free. There is no internal CD drive. I borrowed a DELL
> external CD drive, but the cable didn't fit the opening. Then I tried
> another CD drive that connects to the USB port, but the bios won't
> boot from there. So I inserted a Ubuntu live CD while on Windows, and
> tried to do the installation from there (there were a couple of
> options available) but, whatever I try to do, I get an error message
> like "you need 256 MB of memory to run the installer". The thing is,
> I do have 256 MB! Why is it complaining? I really want to install
> Ubuntu, but I don't want to buy an external CD drive or to add extra
> memory.

You can give Wubi a shot:
Say's it only needs 256MB.

Or, the alternate but much more technical way:
[The CD image approach]

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