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Old 07-31-2010, 08:26 PM   #1
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Getting Ubuntu Online

I have an old computer with 128 megs of memory and one hard drive of 120 gigs. I have gone back and forth between installing Ubuntu and Puppy. Right now, despite advice against it because of the limited memory, I am thinking of sticking with Ubuntu. Puppy has some problems but that is not what I want to address right now. What I want to ask about in this discussion thread is how to get Ubuntu onto the Internet.

I think I get it, but I want to be sure. There is a menu option called "Network Connections" and it opens a window that has several tabs. Since I have a wired connection, I click on the "Wired" tab where it shows my connection in a list box. When I click on Edit it opens another window that displays a MAC address and there is an "Apply" button. When I click on this, there is an Authenticate window that opens up and it prompts me for a password.

Here is my question. Is this password that it is asking for the same thing as the password that my router uses?
Old 07-31-2010, 08:53 PM   #2
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No, that would be the password you entered during the install.

Of course, I'm sure others have already mentioned you'd much better install Xubuntu or Lubuntu if you insist on using one of the Buntu family of distros. Unless you do a command line install and build the system up from there, that is.

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Old 07-31-2010, 08:57 PM   #3
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128mb ram wont run ubuntu very well...

I believe my nFluxOS Ubuntu editions lucid/meerkat are the lightest ubuntu's there are

the password its asking for is your user password...

however, you may want to install a debian based light distro as debian usually runs at lower resources vs buntu
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Old 07-31-2010, 11:09 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by linus72 View Post
128mb ram wont run ubuntu very well...
Everyone seems to say that ubuntu will not run well.... and yet it does seem to work, so far. Once I an convinced that ubuntu does not work, I will try another release.

For now, I want to see if I can get on the internet, then get a driver for my printer, do some work. Once that is done, I will give another distribution of Linux a shot.

I have found out how to do screen shots on the computer, save them to a usb drive and move them to my working computer that is on the internet. Do you think I need to manually input information here:


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