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Old 06-05-2006, 08:04 PM   #16
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I was just booting up from the CD to run it and see what it's like before installing
Looks like you've installed it.
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feeling rather worried as I didn't back up my data before trying it out...
I'm sorry! Do you really not know the difference between a live CD and installing by booting?!
Obviously, you're currently installing without a clue!

BTW, Ubuntu's OK. Once you've installed it, choose the menu: "System --> Administration --> Synaptic Package Manager".
From there, install XFCE (or FluxBox).
Press Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to leave your graphical session.
Before logging in again, choose "XFCE" in "Options" at the bottom left on your screen.

... The XFCE desktop takes much less ressources than the - Ubuntu-default- GNOME desktop.

P.S.: To reduce memory hogs, there'll be additional tips, like choosing the web browser or Office tools. - So please come back if there are issues.
 
Old 06-06-2006, 04:05 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by robbbert
Looks like you've installed it.

I'm sorry! Do you really not know the difference between a live CD and installing by booting?!
Obviously, you're currently installing without a clue!
You sound rather annoyed, but don't be - I do have a clue or two around someplace

The mistake I made was to fire up the [i]wrong[/] old PC. I realised this after posting so I let it run thru the night to see what would happen... it crashed the PC

The PC is an old Pentium I 233mhz with 128MB of RAM which might go some way to explaining it.

If I get the time today I'll try installing it on the intended machine.

In the meantime I booted up my regular PC on the disk - it looks very pretty and comes with Firefox preinstalled on the CD - I'm very impressed with its ability to identify hardware etc.

You see, Robbert, I really do know the difference between a live CD and installing by booting! Surprised?

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Originally Posted by robbbert
BTW, Ubuntu's OK. Once you've installed it, choose the menu: "System --> Administration --> Synaptic Package Manager".
From there, install XFCE (or FluxBox).
Press Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to leave your graphical session.
Before logging in again, choose "XFCE" in "Options" at the bottom left on your screen.

... The XFCE desktop takes much less ressources than the - Ubuntu-default- GNOME desktop.

P.S.: To reduce memory hogs, there'll be additional tips, like choosing the web browser or Office tools. - So please come back if there are issues.
Thanks for the tips - like I say, I hope to find the time to install it today (or at least in the next couple of days) and your advice is well received!

Thanks
 
Old 06-06-2006, 01:48 PM   #18
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Well I'm using Ubuntu right now - I burned a SUSE dvd too, but Ubuntu seems to find and configure my hardware better.

I think this is hte one I'll install.

How does installing it as a dual-boot with Windows 2003 Server work out - has naybody tried it?

Thanks
 
Old 06-06-2006, 02:02 PM   #19
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I was just booting up from the CD to run it and see what it's like before installing
My apologies, I'd misunderstood that, completely! I didn't get that you were using the Live CD...
 
  


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