failed installation with 256 MB RAM

Karl Larsen k5di at
Wed Jul 16 21:20:56 UTC 2008

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.
> Any ideas greatly appreciated. Cheers,
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    Your whole message makes no sense! You explained there was no CD 
device in the laptop but then somehow you got it on Windows.

    Please try again.



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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