shop computer

Liam Proven lproven at
Thu Nov 24 19:01:51 UTC 2011

On 23 November 2011 16:40, Douglas Pollard <dougpol1 at> wrote:
> I have an old Dell computer in my workshop that I want to run Ubuntu 10.04
> with EMC on.  I plan to use it to operate a small cnc milling machine. I had
> another machine that I used some, but it went the way of most old things.
> Poof!  This Dell machine's speed is 1ghtz of  and had 512 megs of ram. This
> should be adequate I think.  I have 10.04 installed and Grub works I also
> have Ubuntu 11.04 installed on the second drive.  If I make my program
> choice in Grub neither program will run.  The BIOS are set to run in the
> original Dell mode.    Do I need to make a change in the Bios to allow
> Ubuntu to run? While I am at it i am learning some things with some of the
> off topic posts, so they are not all bad:-) .  Thanks, Doug

You shouldn't /need/ to make any changes, no.

I'd suggest just sticking to one version at a time - it's much
simpler. Multiple parallel installations confuse me and I am fairly
expert at such things!

How big are its hard disks?

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