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Hi guys, I am having a problem installing ubuntu 9.10 on an old dell (1.8ghz pentuim 4, 1gb kingston 400mhz ram, 500 gig WD hdd that I just bought. Everytime it will let me select options off of the disc, and when I choose install or check disc or try it just hangs. Any help is GREATLY appretiated with + rep of course
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it might be because of the GPU, you might need to download the text based installer version
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/down...rors#alternate

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This installation CD is suited for computers unable to run the graphical desktop based installation, either because their computer does not meet the minimum requirements for the live cd or because their computer requires configuration after the installation is complete in order to use the desktop.

 

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Yea thanks guys, turns out it was a gpu problem, + rep to all, now I just have to get used to linux.... I'm a bit of a noob
 

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Bumb- Sorry about this guys, but anyway now that it is finished, when I select linux from the bootloader it says "ERROR -could not load device". Do any of you know what this means? Once again + rep and thanks to all who answer
 

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Sorry about the rep thing then, uhh yea technichally the hdd is new, but its what I installed linux on.... I have no clue what it means

EDIT: Actually sorry, it says "ERROR- No such device" if that makes a difference
 

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Great! Its working, I just got into it, and I'm liking this interface. Just one last question: How do I get online (internet for it)? Its difficult, and do I need a driver for the mobo or something? And how do I get it on there?
 

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Great! Its working, I just got into it, and I'm liking this interface. Just one last question: How do I get online (internet for it)? Its difficult, and do I need a driver for the mobo or something? And how do I get it on there?

First, we need to know what NIC you have.

If your running Ubuntu, go to [Applications > Accessories > Terminal] and run this command:

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lspci
and post the result.
 

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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE Host-to-AGP Bridge (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 MX 420] (rev a3)
02:01.0 Modem: Broadcom Corporation BCM4212 v.90 56k modem (rev 02)
02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller (rev 81)

Btw thanks so much man, you have been very helpful
 

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So, Are you complaining about wireless connectivity, or wired?
 

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What do you get when you type ifconfig in terminal?
 

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Wired for that card works out of the box on Linux. You probably needed to configure Ubuntu.
 
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