cannot install ubuntu on older HP computer

Liam Proven lproven at
Mon Jul 26 15:57:43 UTC 2010

On 26 July 2010 16:50, ms <devicerandom at> wrote:
> On 26/07/10 16:17, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> On 26/07/10 23:44, Antczak Family wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 8:31 AM, ms<devicerandom at
>>> <mailto:devicerandom at>>  wrote:
>>>      On>>  Use
>>>      >>
>>>      >>
>>>      >>  there are some small directions here on how to get it to work:
>>>      >>
>>>      >>
>>>      >>
>>>      >>
>>>      >  That seems way above my skill level.  Can you suggest a
>>>      moderately priced
>>>      >  adapter that is known to work with ubuntu?
>>>      Linux is all about learning. The time you spend learning will come
>>>      back
>>>      being extremly useful when you'll need skills later. Better spend time
>>>      learning than money. :)
>>> No offense, but I work 50 hours a week at my full time job, 20+
>>> hours with a home based business and am a Grandma to 12 so my free
>>> time is somewhat limited to say the least.
>>> So if I can purchase a USB adapter that works out of the box I will be
>>> happy to learn more about Linux going forward.
>> If only more people realised such realities of the world instead of
>> pontificating from their narrow and comfortable worlds.... :-(
> If only more people thought twice before talking.
> My "narrow and comfortable world" is that of a researcher who basically
> knows no holidays and is busy 24/7.
> What I was saying is that the time you spend *once* learning how to do
> things properly is all time (and money) that you will not spend later.
> You actually *save time*, a lot of it -only you save it later.
> Sure, she can buy her usb adapter, and then come here and email back
> next time she will have to cope with the command line. And again and
> again and again. Spending lots of time mailing, going through mails,
> buying the right piece of hardware etc.
> Or she can take an evening to learn how it works, understand that it's
> no rocket science, and do it by herself. She will be more skilled, and
> she will get results faster.

Strongly agreed.

Also, for what it's worth, the chances of success, good performance
and so on would be considerably better with an internal, PCI Ethernet
adaptor rather than an external USB one.

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