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utellme

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i am new to linux and im trying to install ubuntu7.10 linux on my old compaq presario 5000. it loads up fine but once it get to that tan orange screen it does noting. can some tell me what the problem's mite be.

Edited by utellme, 31 May 2008 - 11:59 AM.

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First the Presario 5000 is a catch all for a whole series of different computers with different hardware. Can you tell us more about your hardware and the actual model of the machine which is on the side or back of the machine?
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5000Z-5UVME2 (Internet PC)

*windows xp
o 751 MHz AMD Duron/Athlon Processor
o 10 GB IDE Hard Disk Drive
o 128 MB PC133 SDRAM
o nvidia geforce4 mx 420
o 4 x USB 1.1 Ports (2 Front, 2 Rear)
o unknown ether net card friend gave it to me
o 34x dvd-rw/cd-rw combo drive

Edited by utellme, 01 June 2008 - 01:28 AM.

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Much better, thank you. You don't have enough memory to run the full Ubuntu and your hard drive is too small to get the full install and have enough room left over to do anything. That machine would fairly prosper on Anti-x Mepis 7.2 or PCLinuxOS TinyMe or TinyFlux, those might be better choices. You can probably as much as quadruple the memory and use a much larger hard drive, so from 40gb to 120gb, without any trouble. The processor has pretty good speed and you would find it an acceptable machine for many uses. You would then be able to run some full installations without any problems.
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if they wont work try puppy 4.0 ive got it installed on a p2 with 128 mb of ram works good and has synaptic package manager for installing new programs its very easy to use also
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