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Old 01-23-2011, 09:44 PM   #16
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I reburned the disc after the first time.
I'll redownload Ubuntu and try then as I have no idea what you mean by md5-sum.
 
Old 01-23-2011, 11:50 PM   #17
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Here are some screenshots.
Ijust downloaded t& installed
screenshot 1. I made it default isoburner

2.should be #3. shows where you select from
3. shows where you should choose what tyoe of operation, which yours shoud be to burn iso image

Sorry I can't get images uploaded from here. maybe I can send them to another machine.

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Old 01-24-2011, 05:43 PM   #18
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Thank you Markush. Redownloading seemed to fix the mounting issue. it is *technically* installed.
I say technically because all I need to do is account info.
http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/q...n/DSC03344.jpg
That is a picture of the screen I'm on. No matter the password, it still grays out the forward button.
Am I doing something wrong? Is there a specific password syntax? An override?
I can set up the account after it's installed.
 
Old 01-24-2011, 05:57 PM   #19
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it seems you have a conflict there. You give a password and have choosed "log automatically". I think if you want to use a password, you'll have to choose "require my password to login".

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Old 01-24-2011, 05:58 PM   #20
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I have tried both.
It was to show I have tried skipping the password as well as using a password.
 
Old 01-24-2011, 06:03 PM   #21
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Your problem here is that you have a capital letter in your user-name. I don't know why the installer doesn't complain about this instead of just disabling the forward button. Use a user-name with all lower-case letters and it should work.
 
Old 01-24-2011, 06:06 PM   #22
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Thank you.
That is by far, the stupidest thing EVER. (Aside from Apple's business practices)
 
Old 01-24-2011, 06:07 PM   #23
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...you have a capital letter in your user-name...
TobiSGD, thanks, I didn't see that.

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Old 01-24-2011, 08:11 PM   #24
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I had the same issue installing to Virtual Box it happens when you give weak password then go back to make a stronger 1.
It really wants you to input some numbers in password. The trick is not to take too long making up a password, while it's in process of copying files & try to move to re-enter password on next line until installer is happy.
 
Old 01-25-2011, 04:48 PM   #25
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Alright.
So it is fully installed and powers on, but as I expected, Ubuntu is too robust for this computer.
It's a Dell Dimension 3000 (stock).
Did you know they don't have graphics cards? O_o So plugging in the stock card from my good comp is out.

Based on this, can anyone recommend a less-heavy distro?
 
Old 01-25-2011, 05:02 PM   #26
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Alright.
So it is fully installed and powers on, but as I expected, Ubuntu is too robust for this computer.
It's a Dell Dimension 3000 (stock).
Did you know they don't have graphics cards? O_o So plugging in the stock card from my good comp is out.

Based on this, can anyone recommend a less-heavy distro?
No distro will compensate for a lack of graphics card, unfortunately.

I googled your system specs and see that the Dimension 3000 is a 2.8ghz Pentium 4... Linux should fly on a system that fast!

Anyways, if you want to give your system a little boost, you could try installing a lightweight desktop environment like LXDE (with "sudo apt-get install lxde" then log out and choose it from Sessions on the login screen) but again if you are having trouble with the graphics card, that is not really a distro-specific problem.
 
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The stock Dimension 3000 came with Ram sizes between 128Mb up to 1 GB, that is a to wide range to actually recommend you a distro. If we would know how much RAM you really have it would be very helpful.
 
Old 01-25-2011, 05:16 PM   #28
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No distro will compensate for a lack of graphics card, unfortunately.

I googled your system specs and see that the Dimension 3000 is a 2.8ghz Pentium 4... Linux should fly on a system that fast!

Anyways, if you want to give your system a little boost, you could try installing a lightweight desktop environment like LXDE (with "sudo apt-get install lxde" then log out and choose it from Sessions on the login screen) but again if you are having trouble with the graphics card, that is not really a distro-specific problem.
The graphics card isn't a physical card. This is a photo of the inside. What you are seeing is directly behind the plugs. That pink thing is the VGA plug.
http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/q...n/DSC03351.jpg
http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/q...n/DSC03350.jpg

I took some little test on which distro to use (first result for "linux distro chooser") and it recommended OpenSUSE. How would these compare?

-----

After popping off the case, it has two sticks of 256MB RAM, so 512MB.



EDIT:: LXDE download links are broken.

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Old 01-25-2011, 05:22 PM   #29
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A P4 with 512 should be cruising along nicely with virutally any distro. What EXACTLY are you running and why do you think it is too slow?
 
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I'd recommend to boot with any live-CD, like Slax for example and post the output of
Code:
free
for the Ram and
Code:
lspci
for the other hardware.

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