I’ve just installed Ubuntu 6.10 and I’m going to be recording my experiences here, mostly so I can refer back to it later when I can’t remember how I did things…
The computer I’m installing it on is an old Compaq Celeron 850 with 256MB RAM, a 60GB HDD and a Nvidia FX5200 graphics card. It is currently running Windows XP and is connected to the TV and hi-fi in my lounge for watching movies and browsing the web. I also want to run SlimServer - It’s current running on my main desktop PC and it’s a bit slow.
I’ve tried the Ubuntu 6.10 LiveCD and it seems to support most of the hardware including the wireless network card. Performance is a bit sluggish but I hope this is down to the fact that it’s running in 256MB RAM without a swap file.
The installation from the LiveCD is very easy and I managed to get it installed without problems. I was a bit worried about the partitioning, but it resized the old Windows XP partition and installed Grub on the MBR.
It now seems to be running quite well - it’s much more responsive than the LiveCD was and the dual boot with Windows XP is working properly.
My current todo list is: