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Old 04-05-2006, 08:24 AM   #1
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Having trouble installing kubuntu on an old Gateway.

It's an old PIII, 450mhz, 128 megs of RAM, 10.3 gig hard drive, ATAPI CD-ROM. I'm a total Linux noob, so be gentle.

It gets far enough along that it finishes base installation, but then tells me that initrd-tools failed to install. That's it, that's all. And I can't proceed without it. Nothing besides that.

I read it might be overheating, but nope, this old bird is colder than an ice cream freezer. I even gave it a thorough rubdown with Mr Compressed Air to be sure. My efforts were met with the bleakest failure.

Can anyone help?

Last edited by pxumsgdxpcvjm; 05-10-2006 at 01:06 AM.
Old 04-05-2006, 08:47 AM   #2
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When you say 'an old Gateway' is that Gateway the manufacturer or gateway as in an old box to become an internet gateway/router/firewall?

If its the manufacturer have you tried a live CD to see if you have any exotic hardware thats causing it to fail (network card, sound card, etc)

If its the later then you could try for a router/firewall that runs from floppy.

Last edited by okmyx; 04-05-2006 at 08:50 AM.
Old 04-05-2006, 09:19 AM   #3
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Gateway the manufacturer.

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