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Old 08-19-2006, 02:26 PM   #1
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Will Kubuntu install?

Okay so we got my computer running kubuntu ironed out all of the little wrinkles and DH and I were very happy with it. Problem - yesterday my power source fried and that computer is old enough that it really isn't worth replacing.

So...we took DH old computer (older than mine) and we are going to try to install kubuntu on that. His computer only had 128 mb ram so we stole the ram from my computer and put it in his, so his now has 512 MB of ram. Restarted after install the ram and the kubuntu disk still won't run. Then I remember that with windows 98 you have to go into BIOS and tell the computer to boot of a CD-ROM drive instead of the removable disk first. So we did that. Restarted and stinky windows 98 came right back it seemed to spin the disk but that is it, it wouldn't do the live boot for us so we could install.

Here is what his system is now (with our modifications). Windows 98 second edition, Dell genuine Intel Pentium (R) 111 Processor (not sure on speed that is all the performance screen will tell us I had him copy it word for word for me to post here), 512 MB RAM, and 2GB hardrive (yowza thats small).

Can anyone tell us what we are doing wrong or if there is something going on with his system that won't let us install kubuntu?

If we can't get kubuntu to work are there any other linux platforms that would be almost as easy for us to work with?
Old 08-19-2006, 03:07 PM   #2
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Looks like the CD isn't recgnized as "bootable". Probably, it's corrupt - either not completely/correctly downloaded and/or burned to CD.

The keyword is "MD5". I'm not sure how to apply an MD5 check under Windows but searching Google for "MD5" leads to a number of tools. Next, at Ubuntu's download pages, the correct MD5 sums are listed; compare the results...
Old 08-19-2006, 04:34 PM   #3
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We are using the same exact cd we used to install kubuntu on my computer. One of the ones that you can order for free in the cardboard case.


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