It just so happens that as this site was being set up, Ubuntu 10.10 decided to make my life hell. Here's how:
So, in summary, learn from my mistakes. If you're looking to re-purpose old computer hardware and are using Ubuntu 10.10 the installer requires 384MB of RAM or you'll be wasting your time!On IRC we said:(18:22:43) MYstIC_G: fuck me unity is annoying
(18:22:53) MYstIC_G: I want ubuntu 9 back!
(18:32:20) MYstIC_G: tell ya what, this fucking HP box hates Ubuntu
(18:32:29) Deebs^: why?
(18:33:19) MYstIC_G: no idea T, used the same CD on 2 other boxes today, one my old shuttle and the other being an even older HP box.
(18:33:33) Deebs^: so what happens?
(18:34:28) MYstIC_G: loads desktop, craps out new installer, drops back to desktop, mouse moves like it's being carved on the screen
(18:38:35) MYstIC_G: i'll be well pissed off if I can't sort this
(18:38:45) MYstIC_G: I don't want to use my shuttle here, it's too fucking noisy
(18:40:19) MYstIC_G: fuck me, it just burst into life
(18:40:44) Jupitus: wish Leeds would
(18:40:57) ***MYstIC_G hopes the installer is considerably less rubbish now
(18:41:19) Deebs^: heh
(18:51:31) MYstIC_G: stupid stupid stupid HP box
(18:51:51) MYstIC_G: there's always something with computers
(18:52:36) MYstIC_G: this box is well built, smart design inside (clips for everything), nothing flashy, nothing special, randomly hates 10.10
(18:52:48) Deebs^: 10.10 is so new
(18:52:53) Deebs^: have you tried 10.04?
(18:52:56) Deebs^: just out of interest?
(18:53:28) MYstIC_G: it's downloading as we speak
(18:55:14) Deebs^: hopefully it will be better
(19:23:06) MYstIC_G: seems I got around the problem
(19:23:32) MYstIC_G: ubuntu's installer is a fat cunt, 384mb ram required... so much for using linux to easily repurpose old boxes
(19:23:47) Deebs: it was memory related?
(19:24:14) MYstIC_G: seems so, I just threw in some spare memory and the things chugging along now
(19:30:48) MYstIC_G: can't believe this bloody thing is working now
(19:31:00) Deebs: heh
(19:53:40) MYstIC_G: stupid thing
(19:53:41) Deebs: \o/
(19:53:47) Deebs: put a note on teczone.net
(19:53:53) Deebs: about memory requirements etc