Re: Stupid Old PC
check the disk reader. What program did you use to burn the ISO?
If it doesn't support DVD, go to eeebuntu.com and I think they have a program that converts an ISO into an IMG and then makes it bootable on a flash drive. As long as it supports some form of USB boot in the bios.
If neither, I would try to borrow a DVD drive, or just use the CD image of ubuntu.
However if you want my opinion, Ubuntu is very over-rated, and I would go with debian. IMO, ubuntu is pretty much debian with a few different programs added, and LiveCD support. Debian is a lot more stable, and should run faster than ubuntu, andd with less bugs. Plus, on an old system, it will be a lot less intensive.
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