livecd memory requirements

Bruno Cezar Rocha brunometal at
Sat Apr 14 17:37:18 UTC 2007

I have a Old Notebook


The processor is Pentium III 500Mhz
The Memory is 128Mb
The HD is 12GB

I Ran Xubuntu 7.04 from Live Cd very well !! , I Used the liveCd about 2
hours than I Installed to HD..

No problems here.

2007/4/14, Eero Tamminen <oak at>:
> Hi,
> On Fri, 2007-04-13 at 21:42 +0300, Eero Tamminen wrote:
> > I'll try installing Xubuntu herd from live-cd to that laptop now.
> Sorry, I meant testing installing the Xubunty Feisty Fawn Beta.
> This failed, the Live-CD didn't boot up into a usable system:
> - Last message on console was that it was running rc.local scripts,
>   but there was no shell or login prompt on any of the consoles
> - On terminal 7 where the Xubuntu desktop should be there was just
>   a black X display and mouse cursor, nothing else (earlier in the
>   bootup the X display was also white(ish), but at the end it's
>   black)
> This was after the computer (CD) wasn't anymore accessed
> (maybe after half an hour from powering the laptop on).
> When I booted it another time and then switched less between
> the terminals, I got to see an X display with a few icons,
> but it was still unusable (still reading something from
> the CD after one hour).
> The live-CD md5 sum is correct and the live-CD's own check
> goes through without problems.  Memory test doesn't report
> any errors either.
> If this issue is because there's not enough memory (96MB +
> 192MB of swap), it's a bit funny because Kubuntu Dapper live-CD
> boots up with the same machine (Toshiba Satellite 4030 CDT)
> and still leaves most of swap unused.  I thought Xubuntu was
> supposed to require less memory. :-)
>         - Eero
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Bruno Cezar Rocha
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