For two weeks, I have been trying to install Kubuntu 12.04.1 onto a Kingston USB stick to run on my Acer Aspire 1362 Laptop, which has 256MB RAM.
Firstly I downloaded: kubuntu-2.04.1-desktop-i386.iso from the GetKubuntu website.
To install it on the USB I tried Universal-USB-Installer-126.96.36.199.exe from PendriveLinux website. This didn't work completely so I tried LinuxLive USB Creator 2.8.16.exe from the Linux live website. In both cases I received a message indicating a successful installation and the USB was clearly trying to boot to Kububtu, but failed to get as far as the login screen.
In searching web resources I have found a suggestion that Kubuntu is happier with at least 512MB RAM, but will run (albeit slowly) on as little as 256. Can anyone help on this, please? Has anyone successfully installed Kubuntu on laptop with so little memory – if so how and what version of Kubuntu? - or should I try another Linux?