xubuntu on acer altos
On Sun, 15 Feb 2009 17:31:32 -0700
Charlie Kravetz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Feb 2009 19:17:23 -0500
> steve <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I had given to me a couple of old acer altos servers (910) and have
> > been trying to install xubuntu on one. now these only have 64mb ram
> > (i know, i know) Im ordering some more simms after waiting for the
> > guy who gave them to me to search his basement only to find no more
> > ram laying around. using the alternate cd of 8.10, get through the
> > install to the point where "select and install software", took maybe
> > 1/2 hour to get to that point. I left it run overnight, and its
> > still on "configuring language-pack-en-base" the hd light is still
> > blinking, and old scsi drive is still chattering away, but its been
> > like 12 hours!?!?
> > you think it should be taking THIS long?
> > any tips on what I should do differently maybe?
> > thanks.
> Seems like that might be too long. I usually wait about 4-6 hours
> before calling it "not working".
> I did an install with 128MB ram, that was only about 4-1/2 hours.
Yes, it does take a long time for really old machines, hit ctrl-alt-F8 to observe what the install is doing.
David Curtis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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