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Old 01-10-2011, 07:22 PM   #1
Bubbadoing
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Angry Problems Trying to install lubuntu


Im trying to install lubuntu to an old laptop in hopes it will run faster then XP on the laptop. I trying installing from a disk but that never would finish, so since it is the same setup and is almost identical on the setup i tried to just run the wubi right off the disk to install the OS and that seemed to work until i rebooted the system and got the the OS choice i picked ubuntu and it brought me to the grub editor thingy....
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Why wont this instal D:

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Old 01-10-2011, 08:52 PM   #2
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When i try to install from the disk i get a warning message
glib warning due to unknown user id (0)
and then it goes to a screen with either the lubuntu default background with the black lubuntu mouse or just the mouse with a black background and by this time the CD drive has stopped working on my dell insprion 6000
 
Old 01-10-2011, 09:08 PM   #3
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I used to have a Dell Inspiron 6000. It served me well for many years until the display gave up the ghost. That's a very old box.

Can you boot to a Live CD and full functionality?

Also, what version lubuntu? There seem to be bug reports of that error in 10.04.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1443231
 
Old 01-11-2011, 05:37 PM   #4
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I used to have a Dell Inspiron 6000. It served me well for many years until the display gave up the ghost. That's a very old box.

Can you boot to a Live CD and full functionality?

Also, what version lubuntu? There seem to be bug reports of that error in 10.04.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1443231
Nevermind i got zenwalk running on the dinosaur and its running great ^_^
 
  


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