I'd like to install Ubuntu Mate on an old Dell laptop I have lying around. It's a Dell Inspiron something with a 32-bit CPU and 2 GB RAM. I don't know the exact model off the top of my head. Unfortunately, booting from the DVD I created results in some kind of copyright screen with a blinking cursor according to my dad. I can't press Windows+Alt+s to enable Orca, and it appears there is no way to actually boot or install the OS. Any ideas how to fix this?
I downloaded the 32-bit iso disk image from https://ubuntu-mate.org/download/ and burned it to a DVD. I first tried installing it on my 2006 Core Duo Mac Mini, but it appears that thing can only run old versions of OS X or Windows XP. Now I'm especially frustrated because this is the second computer I've had zero luck loading Linux onto. I thought Ubuntu Mate was supposed to run on these old machines.
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