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I am trying to install ubuntu on an older dell desktop from a CD. I put the CD in and select install from CD and a purple screen comes up with the ubuntu symbol and a progress bar but it appears to be stuck on this screen. The computer has a 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 processor, 1 GB of memory, and a 500 GB hard drive. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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That computer has plenty of resource for Ubuntu. What graphics card does the computer have? – user72421 Jul 27 '12 at 5:49
you should try installing using Alternate ISO and you can follow the instructions here – atenz Jul 27 '12 at 6:02

Try to install from another CD or a USB flash drive. I'm running Lbuntu 11.10 on my older dektop (256 mb RAM,Pentium 4 2.3 Ghz). Your configuration is good enough to run any version of Ubuntu. So, please try another CD or USB flash drive.Let me know, what happen.

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I believe I had a bad memory stick. I removed it as well as did a few other things and it worked fine. Computer is super slow though. Thanks for the help. – Kory Jul 27 '12 at 6:46
If your computer is super slow, then you should try any Lightweight distro like Lubuntu, Xubuntu. For more information please check here – Yasir Adnan Jul 27 '12 at 7:43

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