Trying Xubuntu Linux distribution on my machine

I downloaded the Xubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft Desktop CD AMD64 version. It’s a LiveCD that boots directly into Xfce environment. No big deal up to here, it looks like Gnome.

There are two icons on the desktop. One of them is a hard drive and below is written Install. So I clicked on the icon. It asked the usual questions, like disk layout, keyboard used, date, time and timezone, language.

The installation didn’t successfully install. On the two attempts the installer crashed because there was no space left on device.

When I installed with a simpler disk layout, listed below:

  • /var – 200MB
  • swap – 500MB
  • / – Everything else.

the installer just installed the OS.