Originally Posted by ticketyboo
... I am using P4 2.6 GHZ machine with 1GB RAM. Any ideas what is happening with this installation? and how I can fix it.
A system with 1GB of memory is about the minimum for an Ubuntu install nowadays. So do as widget
suggested. First run the CD integrity check. Assuming the CD passes the integrity check, reboot to the CD and go straight to the install without loading the live session.
It may be that having the live session running along with trying to install Ubuntu is maxing out your memory and slowing things down.
With a low end system you may want to try Lubuntu: http://lubuntu.net/
Lubuntu is Ubuntu with the light and fast LXDE desktop instead of that bloated resource hog Unity desktop that Ubuntu uses. Lubuntu would run much better on your hardware.
Always be sure turn Linux install CDs at the slowest possible speed to avoid errors on the CD.
If you plan to use that computer for a while you would get much better performance by adding more memory.