Originally Posted by smammas
Iam running winxp in my c drive. I tried to install ubuntu 6 from alive cd...
Is Ubuntu 6 the version of Ubuntu you are trying to install? Ubuntu 6 (ie, Ubuntu 6.06 and 6.10) are not supported anymore; and I doubt that their repositories are still available, so you won't be able to get updates or install new software.
If you want a LTS (Long Term Support) version of Ubuntu, go with 8.04. If you want the newest version (which is what you would want for a home desktop or laptop), then go with 9.04. You can get them both here:
You may need the alternate install CD ( a text based installer) to install Ubuntu since you only have 256mb RAM. You can get that here:
To burn the iso image to CD from Windows, use Infra Recorder:
and burn the CD at the slowest possible speed. When the CD boots up, choose the option "check disc for defects". This will take a minute or two to run. If it passes, the disc is good and you can proceed to install Ubuntu.