Install Problems

Charlie Kravetz cjk at
Wed Apr 29 19:57:47 UTC 2009

On Wed, 29 Apr 2009 12:59:31 -0500
Kipton Moravec <kip at> wrote:

> I was given an old PC with 256K memory and a 400 MHz Pentium II. They
> had Centos Linux installed, but I did not have the password, and did
> not want to learn something besides Ubuntu.
> I can not seem to get it to install 8.04 LTS.
> I try the normal install and I get an error about BIOS age (1998)
> fails cutoff (2000) acpi=force is required to enable ACPI.
> Searching around I find
> Which I think says I have to type F6, then a space, and then
> acpi=force. 
> So I do it and it does not get me to the Welcome Window. (after 4.) 
> So what do I do now?
> I have checked the CD and ran a memory test for 12 hours with no
> problems.
> Kip

You should be using the alternate install cd for this system. If it
still won't install, consider installing Xubuntu[1] on it. This gives
you most of Ubuntu with Xfce instead of Gnome. It needs fewer resources
than Ubuntu. You can even install Xubuntu 9.04 on your system.


Good luck,

Charlie Kravetz 
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