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Old 01-31-2009, 01:17 PM   #1
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Question I can't install this dang ubuntu




Ok here is what i'm running on right now!
i have a 233 with a pentumm II duo core with windows ME
I wanna run Linux ubuntu v. 8.10 but i can't get it to install
I have tryed re-ordering my boot order and tryed the press f8 or f12 and it won't work, my grandfather, who is a computer tech, and i have also tryed running it straight from dos! but still no luck some how i got a message saying too many parameters to cover! someone help and give me step-by-step instructions plz!

Much appreciated *damn i can't spell worth a crap*
 
Old 01-31-2009, 01:21 PM   #2
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Step by step instructions on installing Ubuntu are readily available online. Also, you'll want to run Xubuntu, at most: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...emRequirements
 
Old 01-31-2009, 01:34 PM   #3
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So i should still be able to run ubuntu without all the fancy stuff right?
or are you saying just run Xubuntu insted of ubuntu 8.10?
 
Old 01-31-2009, 01:46 PM   #4
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It was a poor decision on cannonical's part to market these *buntu "variants," because they've caused much confusion.

Ubuntu should be pronounced with a g, to meet the convention. That is, Ubuntu is really Gubuntu = GNOME + Ubuntu.
Kubuntu = KDE + Ubuntu
Xubuntu = XFCE + Ubuntu.

My point is that Xubuntu is Ubuntu with a light weight desktop. GNOME (default for "Ubuntu") will run horribly on your system.
 
Old 01-31-2009, 01:58 PM   #5
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ok i understand as of right now i am downloading xubuntu it is curruntly 15% done! god i need a cig lol but yea so the xubuntu (GNOME) should run the same as ubuntu 8.10 desktop? i was just now informed that i wiped out my old comp. and its a 600 it has no operating system on it at all and it doesn't register a hard drive so hes going to get it onto the table and replace the harddrive cuz its dead! it'll be with a 10 gig with a 256 that should run Ubuntu 8.10 perfectly right?
 
Old 01-31-2009, 02:04 PM   #6
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Oh okay, a 600 isn't so bad! But 256 for memory is still pretty low, so Xubuntu is indeed the way to go. Xubuntu doesn't run GNOME - it runs XFCE, which a much less intensive desktop environment. It's not quite as full featured, but it's better to run less at a tolerable speed than more at a snail's pace, imho.
 
Old 01-31-2009, 02:09 PM   #7
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ok alright, so just run xubuntu on the 600 also
 
  


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