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When booting into Ubuntu 11.04 from the PC, it works perfectly, but when I try to load it into a older laptop (read ancient) it gives a couple of kernel panic messages. I donnot know much about ubuntu, so sorry about any lack of information. The older laptop runs xp well enough for day to day use. Laptop specs: HP Compaq Presario 2500. Intel pentium 4. 2.52GHz processor. 448MB of RAM. 64MB graphics I believe..

Thanks in advance!

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Are you talking about Ubuntu Live CD/USB? –  Basharat Sialvi May 19 '12 at 18:14
Ram seems too low for 11.04 try earlier versions like 9.10 or 10.04 –  Nirmik May 19 '12 at 18:15
Can you copy the message you get for us? I like Nirmik's idea. –  John S Gruber May 19 '12 at 18:19
Basharat Sial: yes i am nirmik : i'll try that. JohnSGruber: i can try.. it mite take some time though. –  Sparkvish May 19 '12 at 18:40
@JohnSGruber: here's the error message, or atleast what i could get of it: RAMDISK lzma image found at block 0 usb 1-4: new high speed usb at 2 using ehci_hcd LZMA data is corrupt VFS: cannot open root device "(null)" or unknown block 8,1 Please append a "root =" option . here are the available partitions kernel panic not syncing VFS unable to mount root fs on unknown block and then there are a few lines like: print k+0x2d/0x2f –  Sparkvish May 19 '12 at 19:04

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