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    Installation problems


    Hi. I'm completly new at linux and i'm trying to install Debian. Everything runs smoothly until the part when Additional software are beeing installed. I haven't made any other choices than the standard ones (Desktop environment and i think it also was standard system or something like that). Suddenly the screen just goes black as if the computer has shut down and i can't do anything not even eject the dvd so the computer basicly has frozen completly. I've tried installing about 20 times now and I have tried removing hardware that isn't necessary and i have disabled everything in bios just to be sure... Can someone plz help me

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    Linux Engineer b2bwild's Avatar
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    Have you tried any other distro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by b2bwild View Post
    Have you tried any other distro?
    I agree, try any LiveCD just to see how it goes.
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    thx

    Ok thx guys. I Will try Ubuntu instead..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearcosta View Post
    Ok thx guys. I Will try Ubuntu instead..
    Post your machine's specs here.
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    It's an old AMD 950mhz computer. The motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-7ZMMH. Chipset with build in S3 savage 4 graphics core. 256 mb RAM

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    Linux Engineer b2bwild's Avatar
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    get Xubuntu, instead of Ubuntu.

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    Ok I will.. but what is the difference?

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    256MB RAM is not enough for most of major distros having Gnome or KDE. Xfce is a light Desktop Environment and Xubuntu has Xfce only.
    Try any lightweight distro.
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    I found another 256 memory.. will 512 mb be enough to install Ubuntu instead with gnome? thx for your help btw

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