cannot install ubuntu on older HP computer

Tony Pursell ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
Sat Jul 24 19:16:31 UTC 2010


On Sat, 2010-07-24 at 15:01 -0400, Antczak Family wrote:
> I am trying to install version 10.04 desktop on an 8 year old HP
> desktop currently running windows xp.    The computer will not boot
> from the USB drive.    I checked the bios and there are only 4 things
> listed in this order
> 
> 
> removable devices
> atapi cd-rom
> network boot
> hard dive
> 
> 
> When i expand removable devices it only shows legacy floppy drives
> 
> 
> Do you have any suggestions for me to get this installed?   tia

What about installing from CD?  It will obviously boot from that before
the hard drive.

By the way, have you got at least 256MB memory, or you will need the
alternate CD with the text based installer? And you will need 512MB to
get any decent performance from the default GNOME interface.

Tony



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