cannot install ubuntu on older HP computer

NoOp glgxg at
Sun Jul 25 03:13:16 UTC 2010

On 07/24/2010 03:32 PM, sdavmor wrote:
> On 07/24/2010 02:21 PM, Yorvyk wrote:
>> On Sat, 24 Jul 2010 16:25:01 -0400 Antczak
>> Family<antczak at>  wrote:
>>> i checked and it is 668 mhz with 320 mb ram.  The hard drive is
>>> 28 gb with 9 gb free.   Would I be better off to install
>>> xbundtu?
>> Xubuntu will run OK on that spec., while Ubuntu may well get a bit
>> bogged down. Another option is Lubuntu<>, which
>> is intended for machines like yours. I run it on even lower spec.
>> machines and it is quite nippy.
> [2 thumbs up] for lubuntu on very low-spec boxes.

3 thumbs up (the other is only halfway up)... just put it on an old Sony
Vaio PCV-RX360DS (866Mhz/384MB). Only immediate issue is that Monitor
Settings doesn't seem to stick. Set it for 1024x768 @ 70hz and on reboot
it comes back up as 1280x96 @ 60hz. Also, when you click the OK for the
new settings, it doesn't test & then default back via a timeout like
Gnome, so if you screw up a setting you're somewhat screwed.

Also find the default user privileges somewhat odd; 'Use audio devices',
floppy drives, etc., are unchecked.

I've not given the rest of the OS a spin test yet. I reckon I'll need to
spend a little time on to figure out all the bits.

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