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Loading xubunto onto a 1999 Compaq Armada

By DavidClement ·
Xubunto is recommended for 'older' machines so thats what I downloaded (in the alternate version) I had previously reformated the hard drive, so booted the PC from the CD I had made (boot from first hard disk)
I got the fist xubunto screen, but the loadup then hung with the bar at about 10%.
I tried again and identified a message that may reflect the problem
[ 0.000000] ACPI: BIOS age (1999) fails cutoff (2000), acpi=force is required to enable ACPI
[ 4.136470] IO APIC resources could not be allocated
Is this my problem? - What is the solution?

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Which version of Xubuntu did you download?

by OH Smeg In reply to Loading xubunto onto a 19 ...

Assuming that you got the 9.04 version did you chose the 64 Bit version or the i386 version?

If you got the 64 Bit Version called xubuntu-9.04-alternate-amd64 this will not work with a 32 Bit Processor.

The Documentation for loading this Distro is available here

https://help.ubuntu.com/9.04/installation-guide/index.html

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