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Old 04-16-2008, 04:42 PM   #1
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ubuntu 7.04 for a inspiron 8100


Trying to install ubuntu 7.04 to a Dell Inspiron 8100, 256 ram, 1 ghz P111, 40 gb hd. Has a clean install of xp, I get to the install screen for ubuntu and it takes an hour to get to the pick a language box and does nothing after that, just hangs. I do not suspect a disk problem as it installed great on a desktop. The xp install went fine and seems to be no computer problems, cd/dvd drive reads fine, not sure what to look for or try next. Thanks

Bob G
Old 04-16-2008, 04:51 PM   #2
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hello i am a linux newb as well but with your specs i highly highly reccomend xubuntu

its like regular ubuntu but cut down for better performance on older hardware, it uses a different window manager and comes with some lighter applications but it is still incredibly good....if u get nowhere whith ubntu then i really think u should ttry puppy linux as it really is revolutionary and it will turn your computer into an incredibly fast machine.

i am on puppy on the moment with 1.1 ghz and 384 mb of ram and it runs almost as fast as my 5.6ghz 2gb of rAM vista machine!
Old 04-17-2008, 08:58 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, tried as you suggested and had no problem with loading it...but in setup I selected guided partitioning and formatted the drive so ended up with a linux only laptop. I need windoze on this machine or I would leave it as is. I am wondering if I can now load xp or should I start over?? and then reinstall xubuntu after the xp load. Think next time I will run partition magic before the linux install so I can see the partions I need as I am obviously not sure how to partition during the install.

Bob G


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