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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.

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this is a various guide on all ways how to install Ubuntu help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation also I would advise to use something lighter according to your hardware specs take a look here help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SystemRequirements and what partitioning scheme does Ubuntu use you can find over here help.ubuntu.com/community/DiskSpace –  JohnnyEnglish Feb 22 at 23:20
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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.

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And another note, if the OP is worried about 32 bit ram limitations, I believe Ubuntu is PAE(Physical Address Extension) enabled by default which is what removes the ram limitations that is typically associated with 32 bit OSes(like Windows). –  Daemous Feb 23 at 1:38
    
Academic since he only has 256MB of RAM. –  K7AAY Feb 24 at 7:18
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