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I need help installing Ubuntu
« on: June 16, 2016, 04:23:41 pm »
Installer works fine except for an error message every time. Booting from DVD-RW.
The error says "Unrecoverable error. A desktop session will now be run so you can investigate the problem or restart the installer."
I'm thinking that since it's an older computer with the original optical drive, it may be having a hard time reading the rewritable DVD. I'll try burning a permanent writable DVD instead.
Help plz!
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Re: I need help installing Ubuntu
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2016, 06:55:52 pm »
Does it have a USB port? I've always burned Ubuntu to a flash drive and set the BiOS priority to boot off the flash drive before HDD and have it install. Also, having it format the HDD before installing Ubuntu onto all of it is the most fail-proof way, do recommend for old systems.

What version is that? I haven't seen a Disc install media since 10.04 (April 2010)

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Re: I need help installing Ubuntu
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2016, 07:35:54 pm »
Yes, it does, but I lost my flash drive a long time ago.
I'm installing 16.04.
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Re: I need help installing Ubuntu
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2016, 09:40:31 pm »
Interesting.


So this error happened after the installer was finished and you restarted hoping to be able to log in and get going?


Hopefully nothing is wrong with what's been burned onto the disc.. Even more, hopefully this old system is pretty much "disposable" in the sense that you are free to keep formatting and reinstalling stuff on it.


Any luck with the DVD?

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Re: I need help installing Ubuntu
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2016, 09:45:46 pm »
Well, I re-burned the disc, and everything worked out great.  :D
I actually really like Ubuntu as well.
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Re: I need help installing Ubuntu
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2016, 10:55:14 pm »
Txantsan!

Ubuntu is one of my faves too. One of my goto distros for sure. Got Ubuntu LXDE on my Chromebook at the moment. 8) Did you install it for an easy dev environment or because you like FOSS (or both)? :D Or even to escape the clutches of Micro$oft? All of those are my reasons hrh

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Re: I need help installing Ubuntu
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2016, 11:38:31 pm »
It was an 11 year old machine that ran Windows XP like a tortoise with arthritis. Ubuntu is blazing fast on it.
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Re: I need help installing Ubuntu
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2016, 06:36:57 pm »
Great your'e getting new life out of old hardware! I'm involved in a program where we take cast-off business desktop computers, fix what is needed, throw an education-themed version of Ubuntu on them, and give them to needy children. We gave away 29 of them this last weekend.

If its available on the Ubuntu install disk(which it is on Fedora and other Red-Hat based Linuxes), running the checksum test on the disk before installing often takes care of problems like this.

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Re: I need help installing Ubuntu
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2016, 07:13:50 pm »
That dinosaur I had was manufactured in 2005.
3 GHz Pentium 4
1 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 750 Ti (installed by me)
160 GB Hard Drive

Originally had Windows XP, and it was slower than a tortiose with arthritis. Did a hard reset, installed Ubuntu, and it runs like new.
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Re: I need help installing Ubuntu
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2016, 05:03:09 pm »
That dinosaur I had was manufactured in 2005.
3 GHz Pentium 4
1 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 750 Ti (installed by me)
160 GB Hard Drive

Originally had Windows XP, and it was slower than a tortiose with arthritis. Did a hard reset, installed Ubuntu, and it runs like new.

Not a bad machine for its era!

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Re: I need help installing Ubuntu
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2016, 11:58:18 pm »
That dinosaur I had was manufactured in 2005.
3 GHz Pentium 4
1 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 750 Ti (installed by me)
160 GB Hard Drive

Originally had Windows XP, and it was slower than a tortiose with arthritis. Did a hard reset, installed Ubuntu, and it runs like new.

Not a bad machine for its era!
Yeah, I was impressed too.
Seems like the old thing likes Linux code better than C++ code. WinXP would take 15 minutes to fully boot, and Ubuntu takes about 45 seconds to fully boot. It also runs a lot faster with Ubuntu. And Ubuntu looks great with all my 70+ Avatar wallpapers.
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Re: I need help installing Ubuntu
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2016, 11:36:02 am »
I'm posting this from that computer...
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