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.
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.