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My old computer has a Soyo SYK7V Dragon Plus mobo. 1 GB PC2100 RAM, FX5500 DDR AGP video card and 80GB HDD. Will the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS install on this computer? Reason for asking is because I keep getting an "unrecoverable error" each time I try. I forget to mention that the CPU is an AMD Athlon XP1900 socket A.

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Similar answered question at askubuntu.com/questions/125280/… –  all4naija Jun 12 '12 at 14:55
    
I tried using both a CD and DVD medium. Integrity check of disc is OK. –  gilloz Jun 12 '12 at 15:05
    
@gilloz at what point of installation do you get the error? –  itsols Jun 13 '12 at 11:53
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Download the alternative ISO and try if that works. It's a text-based installer which runs fine on older PC's.

Link to ISO: Alternative downloads

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According to https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SystemRequirements , you should be able to run Ubuntu.

Can you boot the LiveCD? Is your hard disk intact?

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Yes, to both questions. I played with the program to check it out in live session, but when it came time to install, I get that error. –  gilloz Jun 12 '12 at 15:22
    
My hard drive had Windows XP and was working fine. I erased Windows XP when I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04. I even ran DBAN to wipe the hard drive clean and tried again. –  gilloz Jun 12 '12 at 15:33
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Most people with this error said Alternative installation worked.

1.Boot from your live CD or USB

2.Then at terminal type sudo apt-get remove ubiquity-slideshow-ubuntu and continue with installation

3.Continue Installation by right-clicking on desktop to get menu and select Application and select install Xubuntu.

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Yes, I already tried entering that statement in the terminal and it did not work. I saw that on other threads. –  gilloz Jun 12 '12 at 15:11
    
Try to install 11.10 upgrade from there to 12.04 and see what happens. –  all4naija Jun 12 '12 at 15:24
    
Why would I want to install Xubuntu as oppose to just Ubuntu? –  gilloz Jun 12 '12 at 15:25
    
I installed 10.04 and it seemed to work, but when I installed the updates, I got a failure with regards to my graphics nVidia running on low mode and the screen was locked on that window. –  gilloz Jun 12 '12 at 15:29
    
The main difference is the environment. While Xubuntu restorts to XFCE and Ubuntu make use of Gnome. System perform faster in Xubuntu due to it light yet flexible resources. Not so much difference when a situation like yours is pertinent. –  all4naija Jun 12 '12 at 15:32
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