I am trying to install Ubuntu on my old laptop (Celeron 1.7, 1Mb RAM) from a CD/DVD. I downloaded an older distribution with no PAE (I have already tried 9.04 and 10.4).
Both downloads freeze when I start the very first step of the installation - when I click on Install Ubuntu /Install Ubuntu desktop (whatever is after the language selection) - installation just freezes with dash/underscore on the screen. I have already done the checksum for both downloads (they are ok), performed the memory test (it is also ok). Disk check freezes the system too, but I dbl checked the hdd on another Ubuntu pc and it returned no errors. Installation also freezes at the same stage when I completely remove hdd...
What could possibly be wrong and any solution to this?
Yes, thank you the memory is 1Gb!