Installing Ubuntu in a very poor performace machine...
kassube at gmx.net
Tue Apr 13 05:46:23 UTC 2010
> A friend of mine needs to have Ubuntu installed in his machine which
> has 10GB HDD, 128mb RAM, 32mb VGA, 800GHz processor.
> I tried installing hardy, jaunty and karmic but all got stuck in the
> middle for some reasons i don't know. I think its due to the low
> resources of the machine.
Yes, the problem is the low amount of RAM. You need at least 256MB for
Ubuntu. As an alternative you'd better use Xubuntu which works with
128MB. But I think you should use the alternate CD because the Live CD
still needs 192MB to install Xubuntu.
> Is it possible to install jaunty in his hdd by plugging it into my
Yes. But you'd better not install proprietary drivers like the Nvidia or
ATI graphics drivers if the other machine doesn't have the same chipset.
And again you'd better install Xubuntu due to the low memory on the
However isn't it possible to install additional memory modules on that
machine to have at least 512MB? These modules are rather cheap and a
mainboard for 800MHz should support that amount of memory. That would
considerably improve the performance.
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