Hi, I am a noobie to Ubuntu, I have a Freelander Tablet that I want to develop APPS for. I have an old SONY MOD:PCV-RX270DS, Pentium III CPU, MEM: 256 MB. I tried to PRE-install Ubuntu 13.10. The computer Access the CD drv and starts to Install. It opens up with a purple screen to small Icons on bottom Middle then goes blank a blinking cursor in upper left corner and then runs forever. All I see is the HDD activity light on the computer blinking on and off all the time. I let it run for 4 Hr. one time and it did nothing.
Your system is not compatible with some current releases (no 64-bit version will work) of Ubuntu, and is not fast enough for the recommended requirements. Therefore, I recommend using the 32-bit (or 'x86') versions of Xubuntu or Lubuntu instead.