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Not really, but close enough. Yesterday I tried installing Ubuntu 9.10 and Fedora 12 to go with Windows XP but, so far, all I've done is sit there and twiddle ...
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    [SOLVED] Time Out Error


    Not really, but close enough. Yesterday I tried installing Ubuntu 9.10 and Fedora 12 to go with Windows XP but, so far, all I've done is sit there and twiddle my thumbs as the screen switches between a background image, a cursor, and a black screen. I don't know what's going on and I'm hoping someone has experienced this little annoyance as well and can tell me how to fix it.

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    Sorry to hear that i just in stalled Ubuntu on my desktop had problems so i just installed it on a virtual pc i know that doesn't help but just thought i'd share.

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    Post your machine's specs here. Which Graphics Card do you have? Have you tried Text based installation?
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    It's an original ME box.

    CPU: Celeron
    Computer: HP Pavillion XG843
    Video Card: Sh*tty
    OS: Originally ME but I erased it and put XP on it.

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    How much RAM do you have?

    If you have 512MB or more RAM then try Ubuntu Alternate installation CD. It has text based installer which works fine with most of machines.

    In case you have less RAM, try any lightweight distro.
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    How much RAM do you have?

    If you have 512MB or more RAM then try Ubuntu Alternate installation CD. It has text based installer which works fine with most of machines.

    In case you have less RAM, try any lightweight distro.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
    New Users: Read This First

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    RAM: 512 MB

    I managed to put a temporary version of Linux on the computer but I have to reinstall it every time the computer starts up. Where would I find this Ubuntu Alternate CD?

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    Check here.
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    Sh*t, my computer just stopped working. I mean it just stopped, the computer won't even turn on. I think the motherboard finally had it.

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