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I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on Compaq Presario v2000 (old laptop). Having Specifications

1.40 GHz Intel Celeron processor ,40 GB HDD, 760 MB RAM.

All the system requirements for Ubuntu 12.04 are met with the laptop. I downloaded the OS ISO image and created a Bootable Cd, after i turn the laptop on it boots from the cd fine, when i click on install it starts to install then a minute or two after that the dots below the word Ubuntu are all orange and nothing is happening. It just hangs there. Anyone got an answer for me? All help will be appreciated.

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What's your laptop brand and model? –  Eric Carvalho Jul 16 '12 at 0:44
    
edit your question to include exactly what kind of laptop you are using. Also are you trying to install as a dual boot or as the only OS? –  TrailRider Jul 16 '12 at 0:44
    
I am trying to install as the only os. Im installing on a compaq presario v2000, 40 gig hdd, 760MB RAM, 1.40 GHz Intel Celeron processor Windows Xp SP3 is the current os. I know this is an ooollddd laptop. It's my moms and she used her friends laptop that has ubuntu on it and now she wants it on hers. –  Skitsofrantik Jul 16 '12 at 1:03
    
Your system may not support PAE, try Xubuntu or Lubuntu. more info –  izx Jul 16 '12 at 5:14
    
Are you sure about ram , this model seems to come with 256 MB or 512 MB ram ,or you may want to post the Exact Specs of system. –  atenz Jul 16 '12 at 5:20

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  • Maybe try another flavour of Ubuntu that is more suited for low specs computers?

I think that Lubuntu would be the best option, because Ubuntu 12.04 will be extremely slow on the laptop you described. Lubuntu uses LXDE, a lightweight desktop environment that won't need as much memory as Unity.

I know this is not exactly the answer you are looking for, but your problem might actually disappear in Lubuntu's install process.

Official Lubuntu website

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