WackyRacer wrote:I received my free Ubuntu disc today.
I haven't installed it yet but i ran it from the disc and it worked fine until i realised i had to reinstall flash player etc?
When i tried to install flash player i got three quarters of the way before it stopped working and i had to turn off my computer.
Is this because it was not fully installed on my computer or could this be because i have only 512mb of ram?
Also is 512mb of Ram enough to run both Windows xp and Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop Edition on the same computer with out either of the two running slower than usual?
Running both XP and Ubuntu on your comp won't make a difference to your RAM consumption, as griallia has already stated.
Your RAM is only used when yor pc is on, and is used to run the OS and any apps you have running.
Although you can have more than one OS installed on your system (duel boot), you cannot run both OS's at the same time, so no, your RAM won't effect this.
The partition that Ubuntu converts your HDD to is different from the partition created to use XP, so try splitting your HDD into 2 partitions, and install Ubuntu on the fresh partition.
If the problem persists, I suggest formatting your machine and use Partition Manager to split the HDD, running XP on one half and Ubuntu on the other.
Hope this was helpfull