Installing Ubuntu in a very poor performace machine...

Michael Haney thezorch at gmail.com
Tue Apr 13 19:10:02 UTC 2010


On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 3:02 PM, Steve <yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Apr 2010 06:40:47 +0100, sdavmor <sdavmor at systemstheory.net>
> wrote:
>
>> On 04/12/2010 10:27 PM, Xander Pirdy wrote:
>>> On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 1:18 AM, arshad<arshad3m at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> 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. Is it possible to install jaunty in
>>>> his hdd by plugging it into my motherboard?
>>>>
>>>> mine is a core to duo and all other specifications are different
>>>> from him.
>>>>
>>>> please give some advice.
>>>>
>>>> thanks a lot.
>>>
>>> I wouldn't suggest trying to run any of the ubuntu's with only
>>> 128MB of ram. In fact I think that most if not all of them won't
>>> install for this reason (unless you maybe use the alternate install
>>> CD). And even if you did the roundabout install I doubt they would
>>> run (except maybe xubuntu, but from memory that even requires more
>>> than 128MB of ram). What do you need this for? I would recommend
>>> looking into Puppy linux or DSL. (I am partial to puppy and know
>>> that it installs and runs fairly speedily for me even on machines
>>> with 128MB of ram, and on much slower processors then 800MHz (I
>>> assume he doesn't have an 800GHz processor). -Xander
>>
>> Lubuntu will install in 128MB of RAM IIRC. But I think the OP's friend
>> might want to get some more memory on that machine if he can. At least
>> 256MB if possible just to have some room to move.
>>
> Unfortunately Lubuntu needs 160MiB to install at the moment unless you
> have a swap partition on the HDD.  Your idea of plugging the drive into
> your machine is a good solution if your machine has an IDE connector that
> is.  Unplug all your HDDs and install Lubuntu then transfer it back to
> your friends machine.  Lubuntu will run in 128MiB quite well.  Remember
> Lubuntu is only in Beta at the moment so there tends to be a few updates
> each day, also your friend will need to add the Lubuntu PPA to
> sources.list as some parts are not yet in the Ubuntu repos.
>
> Lubuntu-Desktop PPA: https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop/+archive/ppa
>
> Lubuntu mailing list:  https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop
>
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