Help installing xUbuntu Live or alternative?

Asked by Mikeh

I'm looking for help on installing xUbuntu on my 5 or 6 year old computer but I can't seem to install it. Does anyone know how to install ubuntu or xubuntu, I really appreciate the help! Both alternative and live seems like they hang up on a blank screen for a long time.

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- Using Alternative Iso Image
* While I press "Install in text-mode" or something..(top option) It starts to ask me questions (keyboard detection). After that, it starts to run some detections and installations, finally after that a blue command screen stares at me for now about an hour with nothing!

- Using Live CD
*After pressing the first option, I see a black screen for a quite long time, then the blue xUbuntu colour scheme pops up while the mouse shows the spinning circle indicating something might be working. After that, an hour later..nothing happens.

Computer Specifications: (Rest of information forgotten)
- Celeron (?)
- 17.5gb RAM
- Currently down to last 2.0gb of ram.

*Also, I don't have great experience in computer installations especially Linux related.

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pitwalker (pitwalker) said :
#1

If I were you...
I test the hardvare for errors.
I test the memory (with GoldMemory If you haven't with memtest86+)
I test the install media (test for errors with md5 sums)
I test the optical drive.
I test the data cables.
I test the hard disk.

If the hardware is passed, then I start installing any OS.

I do the test with http://www.sysresccd.org/Download

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Mikeh (mikeh-phail) said :
#2

Hey Again,

This time I tested the CD onto my newest computer, apparently this time Ubuntu boots up in top speed! But, I still would like ubuntu on my old computer...

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pitwalker (pitwalker) said :
#3

Hey!
Please tell more infos:
-CPU
-MOTHERBOARD and manufacturing date (or BIOS date)
-amount of MEMORY
-HDD
-Optical drive
...

and then we can do something

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Mikeh (mikeh-phail) said :
#4

Here is my updated Specs:

- INTEL Celeron processor
- INTEL (2001)
- 952MHz
- 128Mb of RAM
- 11.8 < (Total of 17.8GB)
- TEAC CD-WS16C?

Not really sure of what a optical drive is and where to find the Motherboard and Man. Date or BIOS...

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pitwalker (pitwalker) said :
#5

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SystemRequirements

your old PC is capable, but not excellent

if I were you:
I install XUBUNTU to the old machine
I like a fast XUBUNTU than a slow UBUNTU (or a slower KUBUNTU!!)

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pitwalker (pitwalker) said :
#6

-https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/10378

-Motherboard manufacturing date is on the motherboard

-BIOS date is shown in the first boot screens (if you disable the manufacturers logo from the CMOS setup,
and disable the fast boot option)

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Mikeh (mikeh-phail) said :
#7

Ah, ok...Still..I don't quite know how to do the "disable the manufacturers logo from the CMOS setup,
and disable the fast boot option." Please tell me how to do that?

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Mikeh (mikeh-phail) said :
#8

As well, which version (desktop or alternative) would you recommend? I really would like to get on to installing it...but so far I see a blue screen for many hours.

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Mikeh (mikeh-phail) said :
#9

I got my BIOS Date:

10/21/2002

That correct?

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pitwalker (pitwalker) said :
#10

If I was you:
I install the ALTERNATE media, because this installs LINUX under TEXT MODE, and the text mode is always works.

The another choice is the live media, but this is fails?

I ***suggest*** XUBUNTU.

When the system works you can install the GNOME DESKTOP (ubuntu's default desktop) :))))
Or if you feel more power in your old machine you can install the KDE (K Desktop Environment, this is the default desktop
in Kubuntu) :))))))

You can select DESKTOP ENVIRONMENT in the graphical login :))))))))))

LINUX is ****UNIVERSAL****

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Mikeh (mikeh-phail) said :
#11

Hey, I tried Text Mode before with xUbuntu, Apparently, It hangs up after awhile..possibly it hangs up. Got any idea why it hangs up? :(

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pitwalker (pitwalker) said :
#12

Pleace check the installation media (CD) for errors.
If the media is valid then
please check the machine (PC's hardware) for errors.
(memory, data cables, etc.)

https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/10378

Please answer for my questions precisely.
The media is good?
The PC is good?

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pitwalker (pitwalker) said :
#13

What is the name or names of the iso-s with you trying boot?

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Mikeh (mikeh-phail) said :
#14

xubuntu-7.04-desktop-i386 and (xubuntu-7.04-alternate-i386 - Currently burned)

I ran it on rescue mode, still in a blue screen, blank.

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Mikeh (mikeh-phail) said :
#15

Also, I did the "Check disk" option and no problems were found. I just want to get on to having ubuntu on my comp! :(

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pitwalker (pitwalker) said :
#16

Please report this issue as a BUG for developers at:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+filebug

I can't help anymore.

You can reference this trying with:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/10430

Sorry:
  best regards:
    pitwalker

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Mikeh (mikeh-phail) said :
#17

Thank you for the support. Unfortunately, I can no longer continue using Ubuntu, Wubi as it has caused to currpt my latest computer...in doing so my system has fully crashed, now pending a restoration.

Thanks,

Mikeh

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pitwalker (pitwalker) said :
#18

Wubi????? Sounds bad!!!!!

I do everything with my good tested tools:
-http://www.sysresccd.org/Download
include:
-GAG 7.x
-FreeDOS 1.0
-Ranish Partition Manager 2.40
-http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html
-Another good Linux or Windos installation

You need some tool from this list to restoration.

never with an unofficial s***

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pitwalker (pitwalker) said :
#19

Take you anything CAREFULLY!

https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-terminal/+question/10352

If you write more infos, may be we can help for you.

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pitwalker (pitwalker) said :
#20

You can report errors in wubi at:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/wubi/