unable to install Linux

pa261639

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I have a HP P2 Dual Core Desktop with AMD Fusion E450 (Zacate) Dual Core processor, 5GB ram and 500GB hard drive. I decided to put Lubuntu since Windows 10 makes it run sluggishly. I created a USB drive to install Linux and have attempted to install the OS but every time I do, it freezes when trying to install grub2. I have looked online and some have said to use boot repair but when I do that, it still freezes. I then considered going back to Windows 10 but I am unable to go back to the old OS.

At this point, I just want this PC to have an OS, preferably Lubuntu. I am only a novice that wanted to try out Linux on this slow PC and any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Is there a Linux version that does not require grub2 that I can install to get around this or am I SOL?
 

Dave8671

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Is this the PC you have?
https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03513421

Yes win10 will not run well on 4GB ram.

I think its due to the GPU which is a integrated graphics card. If you open the case does it have a small square motherboard? If you can please take a pic of the inside for me. Most of these AMD systems can not be upgraded due to not having PCI or PCIE slots.

I can provide a list of used laptops or desktop for Linux if you would like.
 
During the normal course of installation of Lubuntu, Grub 2 is installed as a feature that is part of the package. If you are having a little delay while running your normal installation, make a new USB stick and try again.
 

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