Xubuntu 7.04 Text Mode Install loops when detecting network hardware

Asked by Ultra Magnus on 2007-05-22

While installing (in Low Memory Mode) the "Detecting network hardware" phase is repeated "Killed" and then restarted.

A little bit of background about the system, it's an AMD K6 system with 64MB of RAM, hence the text install. so far, I've had a Damn Small Linux Live CD running on it pretty smoothly but I had trouble getting my RT2500 Wireless Card drivers (the 'MAKE' command seemed to be missing from the shell).

I'm an almost complete newbie to Linux so even the most obvious help or advice would be appreciated.

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Jesus Gamio (jgamio) said : #1

Do you machine use some ram to the video ?

Jesus Gamio (jgamio) said : #2

Do you machine use some ram to the video ?

Ultra Magnus (s-tailor) said : #3

sorry for the late reply.

I don't think by default there's any RAM allocated to the video but would this really cause the Detecting Network Hardware dialogue to be killed?

anyway, in the meantime I've got Vector Linux running on the same machine so I think I'm going to leave Xubuntu for the time being, but thanks for the help.

Jesus Gamio (jgamio) said : #4

You can install Xubuntu with 64 MB but with the alternative version.

Ultra Magnus (s-tailor) said : #5

sorry, I forgot to mention it but this *was* the alternate install.

Ultra Magnus (s-tailor) said : #6

well, actually, I did mention it was the "text install".

Jesus Gamio (jgamio) said : #7

Maybe is to low memory i had the same problem with a old machine like you k6 64 mb but use 4 for the video.

Try to install

this install ubuntu with the flubox ( this is like the DSL )

or try

get the minimal cd install and after start to install your staff.

Best Ultra Magnus (s-tailor) said : #8

I really would be surprised if it was a VideoRAM issue as all that was running at the time was the text mode installer.

I tried Fluxbuntu as they currently have only a LiveCD install, my system used up pretty my all its resources running the OS and had nothing left to run the installer.

The minimal CD would be an option except I have no wired Internet and hence would have a lot of issues getting the other packages installed. I'm gonna stick with Vector Linux for now and perhaps give Xubuntu another try with 7.10