Asked by Mechung20

I AM A COMPLETE BEGINNER so please speak some english to me.....i have an NEC ready system with windows 98 on it i tried the ubuntu 7.04 and the alternative cd both with the same problem...."bin/sh tty jobs control turned off" WHAT the hell am i doing wrong could someone please tell me!!! also it says memory is very low should i be using a different linux os being that my comp is so old??? IF anyone would like to help me i would be glad to send you some money if you could get me up and running can call me at 662 251 1635 Thanks - Josh

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José Ernesto Dávila Pantoja (josernestodavila) said :

Hi Josh

I think you should post more information about your system; such as Memory, Procesor and Hard Drive capabilities.


José Ernesto

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Mechung20 (stdismas26) said :

processor is cyrix mll-300 not sure of memory or hard drive capabilites

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Mechung20 (stdismas26) said :

Also when i try to manually configure it freezes at 6% and gives error messages about initramfs tools

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Aanjhan Ranganathan (aanjhan) said :

Hi Josh,

if you can give us some details of the memory and hard drive it would really helpful for us to resolve the issue.


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Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said :

yes... please tell us the memory and HDD specs...

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Luis Jorge (luisjorge) said :


While you fetch more of your computer specs, maybe you should consider using Xubuntu instead of Ubuntu. It's a more light "flavor" of ubuntu that works better on older computers and might work for you.
Hope this helps!

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Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said :

yes try out xubuntu and then after installing xubuntu you can install ubuntu updates perfect for low end systems... xubuntu system requirements are:
To run the Desktop CD (LiveCD + Install CD), you need 128 MB RAM to run or 192 MB RAM to install. The Alternate Install CD only required you to have 64 MB RAM.

To install Xubuntu, you need 1.5 GB of free space on your hard disk.

Once installed, Xubuntu can run with 64 MB RAM, but it is strongly recommended to use at least 128 MB RAM

Xubuntu can be downloaded from:
Have fun and relax,
Bhavani Shankar.

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