Problem with Running Ubuntu on Old Machine

Gilles Gravier gilles at
Mon Nov 3 13:39:28 UTC 2008


Your problem is the low amount of RAM. You shouldn't use the Live DVD.
It expects a lot more RAM available.

Go to and download the "Alternate CD" from

In particular, since you have an i386, download
ubuntu-8.10-alternate-i386.iso from one of the mirrors at :


ksh shrm wrote:
> Hey,
> I tried running Ubuntu 7.04 Live DVD which I got with my Digit Magazine.
> But it sucked.
> It was never able to get booted.
> My System conf is
> p 4 2.4GHz
> 256 MB DDR 333Mhz RAM
> I guess, Ubuntu shud identify my system resources first and then boot
> accordingly like the Dynebolic, but it didn't booted.
> I know my system is old but is there any way to taste Ubuntu. I know
> it's cool since they removed a lot geeky things at startup and made UI
> easy.
> ANyone  Help please.
> -- 
> adios
> People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care...

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