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Old 10-06-2008, 11:41 AM   #1
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Clean install Ubuntu removing Win 2000 Pro


I have a P II, 233 Mhz processor, 194 MB memory and 10GB HDD system. O.S. is Windows 2000 Professional SP 4. I want to clean install Ubuntu on a reformatted and partitioned disc.
Somehow I am always taken to installing Ubuntu under Windows.
Before trying to install UBUNTU after reformatting disc under DOS, I would like to have suggestions from the experienced members. I have already saved the data files and backed them up.

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Old 10-06-2008, 11:43 AM   #2
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How are you trying to install Ubuntu? You should just be able to reboot with the disk in the drive if your BIOS is set to boot from CD/DVD.
 
Old 10-06-2008, 12:09 PM   #3
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I have a P II, 233 Mhz processor, 194 MB memory and 10GB HDD system. O.S. is Windows 2000 Professional SP 4. I want to clean install Ubuntu on a reformatted and partitioned disc.
Somehow I am always taken to installing Ubuntu under Windows.
Before trying to install UBUNTU after reformatting disc under DOS, I would like to have suggestions from the experienced members. I have already saved the data files and backed them up.

THANK YOU.

Rajinder Sandhir
Delhi 110076
+9111 26941953
You should boot from cd ubuntu, after that you choose install ubuntu on the window partition.

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Old 10-06-2008, 01:08 PM   #4
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Use VectorLinux or ZenWalk or SLAXor DreamLinux or Xubuntu ...Ubuntu needs more RAM
 
Old 10-06-2008, 01:25 PM   #5
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I have a compaq with the same processor and amount of memory that you have. Xubuntu and slack 12.0 is installed on it. worked good once I got it installed. just a little slow running off the install cd. tried the standard ubuntu had trouble installing due to insufficent memory.
 
Old 10-06-2008, 09:10 PM   #6
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Ubuntu 8.04 needs at lest 256Mb of RAM try Xubuntu.
 
Old 10-07-2008, 08:51 AM   #7
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Clean Install UBUNTU

I have sert BIIOS for: -
1st HDD
2nd CD
3rd Flppy
However I tried to load by locating Install on UBUNTU CD. It straightaway goes to installing UBUNTU under Windows 2000 Pro.

Thank you.
Rajinder Sandhir
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How are you trying to install Ubuntu? You should just be able to reboot with the disk in the drive if your BIOS is set to boot from CD/DVD.
 
Old 10-07-2008, 08:54 AM   #8
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Clean Install UBUNTU

Thank you Mani,
I have down loaded Xubuntu and will try same.
Thanks
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Use VectorLinux or ZenWalk or SLAXor DreamLinux or Xubuntu ...Ubuntu needs more RAM
 
Old 10-07-2008, 09:03 AM   #9
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Clean Install Ubuntu

Do I needto install both Slack 12 and Xubuntu?
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I have a compaq with the same processor and amount of memory that you have. Xubuntu and slack 12.0 is installed on it. worked good once I got it installed. just a little slow running off the install cd. tried the standard ubuntu had trouble installing due to insufficent memory.
 
Old 10-07-2008, 09:28 AM   #10
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I have sert BIIOS for: -
1st HDD
2nd CD
3rd Floppy
However I tried to load by locating Install on UBUNTU CD. It straightaway goes to installing UBUNTU under Windows 2000 Pro.
You need to set the CD to be the first boot device.

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Do I needto install both Slack 12 and Xubuntu?
You don't need both. colorpurple was just saying that they've got two different distros working on the computer without any problems.

Last edited by Total-MAdMaN; 10-07-2008 at 09:29 AM.
 
Old 10-07-2008, 11:39 AM   #11
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no just xubuntu, i was just letting you know of another distro that will work if you wanted to try it.
 
  


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