Installing Ubuntu on a new system
kassube at gmx.net
Sun Mar 15 10:55:17 UTC 2009
A. J. Rawls wrote:
> I want to try SUSE and Ubuntu, I built two systems and want to
> install the operating systems. I did not partition or format the new
> hard disk drives.
Usually you don't have to partition or format disks before you start the
installation. It is done during the installation process anyway.
> I put the program CDs in the DVD drives and
> started the systems. The systems booted to a GRUB prompt.
Can you be more specific? What is the grub error message?
> How do I install the operating systems? Websites for each operating
> system seem to be geared to installing on systems with Windoze
> already installed and talk about a graphical interface.
I can't tell you about the Suse installation but the Ubuntu installation
doesn't need Windows installed. You can just ignore the Windows part.
> system booted to a graphical interface.
There may be a problem with your hardware which may need some special
configuration. Can you tell us more about your machine like
manufacturer and model? Especially your RAM size might be a problem.
The Ubuntu LiveCD needs at least 256MB for the installation. OTOH, if
you only get a grub prompt, the boot process probably didn't proceed
far enough for the RAM to be the problem.
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