Xubuntu:Install 8.04 on PCG-Z600NE The Sony PCG-Z600NE is a Pentium III 500MHz laptop, originally bought with Windows 98 SE. This machine's original 128MB RAM has been upgraded to 256MB.
The PCG-Z600NE would not boot from the Xubuntu 8.04 CD in the Sony PCGA-CD51/A CD-ROM, so the Smart Boot Manager boot loader from install/sbm.bin on the Xubuntu CD was copied onto a floppy disk (remember them?) using
Linux was hanging at because it's too old for ACPI, so I appended
But the drivers for the PCMCIA PC Card CD-ROM were not being loaded, so I copied the contents of the CD onto a 1GB USB flash disk, booted from the CD using SBM and at the F6 Boot prompt I entered appended appended
The install, although rather slow off the USB flash disk, went smoothly.
At the next boot I had to edit the grub configuration to add
The laptop does not shutdown until