Re: Older PC question
- From: Wade Smart <wadesmart@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 08:11:03 -0500
Again this a Athelon xp 2.2 ghz I think, 512 of ram…the system is five
This is getting more than annoying because I’ve burned nearly a dozen or
so dvd’s of ubuntu but most didn’t work well. I took the advice of going
to a 32 bit one and it helped to a degree but not all the way. Basically
on 9.04 on one of them I got to install at about 58% and it said there
was an error (see 1-3 below). Then one to 75% and said it was an error
as well. Oddly enough one did let me into the Live boot. I could
actually go online with ease although the resolution was lower. I should
note that my DVD’s are at least four or so years old. Some were these
top of the line (at the time). Is there any way to maybe download it
while it is on the live cd? If I download a iso and boot from dvd would
it recognize the iso and reboot from that?
I'm starting to think that one or more of the following is true.
1) my dvd-r's are old and not that good
2) the hard drive on the pc isn't reading or working well
3) the dvd drive itself has to be cleaned. I think I have a cleaner cd
somewhere in the house.
Has anyone else had problems installing?
I had a very hard time installing 9.04 on a new computer I built.
I burned several cds and none would read.
I purchased new cds - same problem.
I returned my dvd drive for a replacement - same problem.
I tried using a thunb drive to install.
I worked with the bios over and over again trying to get either the
thunb, dvd, or hd to come in a certain order to install.
I contacted the manufacturer of the system board about the problem.
I contacted the dvd manufacturer.
In the end, I cant even really tell you I did something different, I
just out in my thumb drive and it worked so I installed it and called it
Unless your dvd's are all damaged, I wouldnt think that is the problem.
A dirty dvd "might" be the issue. A good can of air would help.
The hd sounds more likely.
But there is another option to try here.
Download 8.04 LTS and see if that installs.
If you still are having the troubles you are describing above, I would
look at the hd.
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