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Old 05-26-2007, 02:41 PM   #1
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Installing Xubuntu Today


ok, i am moving to linux today. Want to make a last check before I get started...

I have 2 partitions but I will not have dual boot... yet.. the partition i wont use is on 3GB containing some files I would not like to lose... Would they be safe in case i mess something up, as long as I dont use that partition?

I have downloaded the alternative install of xubuntu and will soon burn it on cd... anything else I should have on CD? (apart from a windows as backup)

I have an old 400MhZ with 128 MB RAM... win 2000 runs quite fine, so would xubuntu run smooth enough?

Will probably be back here if I need help
 
Old 05-26-2007, 03:10 PM   #2
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Yes, your files should be safe on the other partition. And you've just enough RAM to run Xubuntu.
 
Old 05-26-2007, 03:10 PM   #3
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XFCE 4 is a very lean window manager ... I have run this window manager on a Pentium 233 MMX system with 64MB ram.

Be aware when the installer asks you about partitioning ... if you are not paying attention you can wipe out the entire hard drive for the Linux install. You should manually setup the partitions.

Note that some applications may run slow (ie Open Office).
 
Old 05-26-2007, 03:20 PM   #4
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thanks, will be careful when i come to the partioning part

btw i just remembered that I had some trouble with some of my hardware when i tried mandrake some years ago (sound and printer)... also i have a vague memory of it being troublesome that i have no idea about my hardware on this computer. And I guess that it could be helpful to know that if I need your help later... anything specific I should check up before removing windows?
 
Old 05-26-2007, 05:44 PM   #5
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If you really intend to remove windows, it may be worthwhile getting a liveCD first. When you find the liveCD can manage all or most of your hardware, you can push ahead and dump windows; if it doesn't, then at least nothing was lost.
 
Old 05-26-2007, 06:56 PM   #6
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something went wront with the installation
a file was corrupted and it seems to be an important one... i got a message that no "core" (?) could be foun in the ATP-thingy... it said I would have to do it manually later

sounds quite as a serious error....
 
Old 05-26-2007, 07:00 PM   #7
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i think the file was:
///cdrom/pool/main/z/zlib/zlibtg_1.2.3-13ubuntu4_i386.deb
 
Old 05-26-2007, 07:02 PM   #8
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Could I suggest you trying Fluxbuntu? That is an even lighter desktop since its just a window manager (Fluxbox). I just installed it on a friends computer and it works very well.
 
Old 05-26-2007, 07:19 PM   #9
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i only had one cd at home cannot burn another today

the error message appears when installing the base system

"file:///cdrom/pool/main/z/zlib/zlib1g_1.2.3-13ubuntu4_i386.deb was corrupt"
 
Old 05-26-2007, 07:19 PM   #10
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Xubuntu should work pretty good, xfce runs really fast on a vm with only 152 mbs of ram
 
Old 05-26-2007, 08:14 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by phantom_cyph
Could I suggest you trying Fluxbuntu? That is an even lighter desktop since its just a window manager (Fluxbox). I just installed it on a friends computer and it works very well.
Xfce will be fine on his PC... I like Flux, but Xfce is a lot more useable if you ask me.

Zeptus,

Where did you download the iso? If you want to try it, I think the Live CD install will work fine with your PC

I'm not sure how important that package is.. but here's what Synaptic says about it....

zlib1g_________ 1:1.2.3-13ubuntu4 compression library - runtime

Description: zlib is a library implementing the deflate compression method found
in gzip and PKZIP. This package includes the shared library.

You might be able to get away with Installing that later.

IGF

Last edited by IndyGunFreak; 05-26-2007 at 08:16 PM.
 
Old 05-26-2007, 09:20 PM   #12
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the whole installation messed up.. was unable to install crucial parts by the end, including LILO...

im trying a netboot currently but my computer isnt finding the file

edit: downloaded from xubuntu.org
 
Old 05-26-2007, 09:36 PM   #13
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made the netboot work now...

but it seems to be ubuntu instead of xubuntu :S

edit: just read on the web of it being a reported bug: xubuntu feisty installation with netboot installs ubuntu... a very weird bug...

so what should I do now? my harddrive is formatted... should i try installing ubuntu and from there install xubuntu... or temporarly fall back to windows again before attemptoing another installation?

Last edited by Zeptus; 05-26-2007 at 09:42 PM.
 
Old 05-26-2007, 10:04 PM   #14
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you could just install ubuntu... if you don't mind using 200mb more than you need. If gnome shouldn't start, you can just kill the xserver with ctrl-alt-backspace, and do "sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop" from the command line.
 
Old 05-26-2007, 10:26 PM   #15
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the install seems to be downloading stuff so when i got to choose which software i wanted i could also choose desktops and differet types (ubuntu, kubuntu, edubuntu and xubuntu))... chose xubuntu, so we will have to see how much xubuntu it will be when the install is finished...
 
  


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