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Ubuntu install help.

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July 6, 2011 10:30:05 PM

I decided to give ubuntu a try on my old desktop. I erased the hdd on the computer, then booted ubuntu from cd and installed. After a while it said it was installed and to restart. I restarted the computer and it is just sitting on a screen with ubuntu and 5 orange dots, with no activity. This is my first time using any Linux os. Plz help!

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July 7, 2011 12:38:27 AM

No need to panic -- just use gparted in SystemRescueCD 1.3.5 to partition one Primary of about 11-15GB , a for root ( / ) another larger one for /home and a swap partition of about 1.5-1.9GB; then

Try Xubuntu 10.04.2, as any 'buntu newer does not support older CPUs (most likely, like yours!)

edit: just saw your specs in sig -- the above should work for you. Best wishes!
July 7, 2011 2:36:55 AM

I got it to work, just reinstalled it.