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Old 03-06-2007, 11:46 AM   #1
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Hello, I am new to computers. I am having problems installing ubuntu 6.10 on a gateway 433C it has 10G hard drive and 256MB installed. 98se is installed and I have no problems reformatting it. But when I use ubuntu cd I get stuck when it says can't access tty; job control off.
 
Old 03-06-2007, 01:59 PM   #2
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That 6.10 Ubuntu is awfully buggy if you ask me. I'm quite Linux-savvy myself and yet I haven't been able to install it.

In fact, the issue you're experiencing is affecting quite a few (potential) Ubuntu users ; unfortunately, very few of them have been able to come up with anything even approaching a solution. And then that solution tends to work for only one or two people but not for the rest of them.

I would recommend installing Ubuntu 6.06 instead. It appears to be far more stable on the whole. Or if you prefer something more up-to-date, you could have a look at PCLinuxOS, which is even better for people who are new to Linux. For one thing, because it comes pre-installed with many things (flash, codecs, drivers, etc.) that you would otherwise have to hunt down yourself. Only I don't know whether 256MB RAM is enough, you'll have to find out from their site.
 
Old 03-06-2007, 02:16 PM   #3
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I love Ubuntu 6.10, I just couldn't install it with the first iso, I had to download the alternate.
 
Old 03-06-2007, 02:44 PM   #4
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PCLinuxOS will run just fine with 256mb of ram, I ran it on my old Dell Latitude C600 with a P3 700 and 256mb ram with no problems.

Try the alternate install cd for Ubuntu or go with 6.0.6 LTS.
 
Old 03-07-2007, 09:26 AM   #5
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Hello, I am new to computers. I am having problems installing ubuntu 6.10 on a gateway 433C it has 10G hard drive and 256MB installed. 98se is installed and I have no problems reformatting it. But when I use ubuntu cd I get stuck when it says can't access tty; job control off.
Thanks for the help, also tried the 6.06 version and it stopped after installing gnome desktop. I don't know if I am answering all that helped the right way also, sorry
 
  


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