I download the iso from Ubuntu.com and burned into a CD-R with the program in the page. The disc work right in my desktop but when i run it in my laptop appears another menu with the options prove ubuntu, install ubuntu, check the memory, check for errors, and run windows.When i try the option install appears in the screen "Ubuntu" in the center and littles points down (loading) and after 5 minutes the computer freeze.

What can i do?

  • So does this actually work? I have a blank latitude with no OS. Should the alternate iso work for me? – user82621 Aug 10 '12 at 21:12
  • Would be good if you specify your computer specifications. – To Do Aug 10 '12 at 21:16

Since it is an old computer probably your best bet is to use an alternate install CD instead of the live CD.

However, I hope you have at least 1 Gb of RAM (2Gb recommended), otherwise the system might be very slow.


You may consider using Lubuntu instead of plain Ubuntu. It is designed to be a little bit more lightweight.

Its minimum specs are generally lower than those of Ubuntu. Lubuntu uses the LXDE environment, instead of GNOME.

Its website is at http://lubuntu.net/, if you want to take a look at it.

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