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Old 09-16-2006, 12:43 AM   #1
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Red face Problems installing Ubuntu

Dear Sir,

I am very much interested to use linux software for my Desktop PC. To be frank I dont know AB,C of what kind of operating system this is, as I have been using windows for last 6 years and I am no Techie also.

I have windows XP2 presently loaded on my system. The processor is AMD K 750 with 256mb RAM, and a hard disk of 20 GB in four partitions.

Since last month I have been looking around for linux replacement for this pc which should be trouble free, although I am willing to take the trouble to learn the new software! One more thing, I had requested one ubuntu cd on the web, which they had promptly delivered to me, and I am just unable to install it, as after clicking the install icon out of six stages five somehow get completed, than the pc hangs.

I need to know what could be causing it, is my system configuration not competable?

Now, I have read you advising the knoppix version to the new bee's why is it so? will you explain me please?

One very important thing, I am using bluetooth for internet access through airtel gprs, and I would like to continue that, will I be able to do that through ubuntu or knoppix, if yes please guide me for the right distro! Which would help me enter the community as a user participant.

Thanking you,
Ashfaq Shaikh.
Old 09-16-2006, 12:44 AM   #2
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Well, I tried last night again, I was through to the disk partitioning, but could not understand and decide, how to go ahead with the partitioning! thus reverted back..

I will give you the details of my contents and partitions please help me out.

I have four partitions, in 20 GB disk. Partition 1 C: has been converted to ntfs by previous xp installation, but presently no Important data is on the drive and empty space is about 2.4 GB.

2nd partition D:is currently holding the windows xp o/s with office and other program files. Empty space is around 2.5 GB

3rd Partition E: is holding about 2 GB Data of downloaded files and files I had shifted from C: to clear space for ubuntu.

4rth Partition F: is packed with all saved Data of Emails, browsed pages etc.

I had formated E: partition initialy for ubuntu, but when it did not go for the installation, I created some space in C: and shifted files to E:

Now Please let me know what would be the partition interface and how should I go about, I would like to install ubuntu in C: but I am told one more partition is required for swapping, that can be done in any of the two partitions (E&D) I dont mind. After I am more familarised with ubuntu I will get rid of xp but til than I had to continue with it.

I hope now you got the clear picture of my problems please help me out!
Thanking you,
Old 09-16-2006, 06:42 AM   #3
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