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It's a really old computer that I had lying around and windows got corrupted so I tried installing Ubuntu but it freezes and shuts down after 10 minutes. I manage to start booting off my USB but when I click install Ubuntu it freezes and shuts down.

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! We need more hardware information to help you. Please look at this question and then edit your question adding the information. Thanks! – Seth Feb 23 '13 at 3:59

You need atleast 1GB of RAM to install from Ubuntu Live CD.

Since you have mentioned that the your computer is an old one, I guess your computer may not have 1 GB of RAM.

In that case, try the Ubuntu Alternate Installer 32bit or 64bit

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This site ( says that 512 MB will do for the Ubuntu Desktop Edition. Please provide a link for the 1 GB requirement. – user25656 Feb 23 '13 at 6:06
The last time I tried to install Ubuntu on one of my old comps, I faced a similar problem. I had read somewhere in the Ubuntu site that for installing you require a minimum of 1GB RAM, but for running Ubuntu 512MB may be enough. I am not able to find the link, I will post it as soon as I find it. – Hashken Feb 25 '13 at 9:19

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