Originally Posted by logan12
RAM is cheap anyway, and should make it run whatever I put on it run better. 2 x 512MB off ebay for $12 AUD! I'll get them and download Ubuntu 10.04 and see how that goes.
You may want to try Lubuntu: http://lubuntu.net/
Lubuntu is Ubuntu with the light and fast LXDE desktop. It should install and run much better on your system than the increasingly bloated default Ubuntu with Unity.
In order to rule out a corrupted CD as the source of your problems, be sure to run the option to check CD for defects
when you boot from the Lubuntu CD:
You should do this with your Ubuntu CD you have now as well. In order to do that for Ubuntu, see this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bo...e_Page_Options
Just hit any key when the Ubuntu CD boots, then choose the option to check the disc for defects. The CD check will take a minute or two to run since it checks every file on the CD. If it reports no errors then the CD is valid.
Be sure to always burn a Linux install CD or DVD at the slowest possible speed
in order to minimize the chance for burning a corrupted CD.
Also, in order to rule out faulty computer memory as the source of your problems, run memtest
from either the Ubuntu or Lubuntu boot screen. Let memtest run for a least a couple of hours to insure that the memory is not faulty.