Nothing Linux works on my new computer
I built my first computer last week. An Asus P5B motherboard(standard model) a core 2 duo 2.13 6400 and 2x1 gb sticks of kingston ddr2 800 ram. I have a 650 watt Antec power supply with a Nvida GeForce 7600 GS graphics card. I have 1 harddrive that is Sata a 200gb maxtor. I have a floppy drive. 2 dvd drives(one burner) that are hooked up with the same cable through IDE. Everything works just super with my windows XP home set up. I can load from and drive, burn and play dvds etc. I CAN'T USE ANY LIVE LINUX DISKS AT ALL. I also can't install any thing other than windows. When I try any(i mean I tried every distro) live DVDs/CDS I get errors that say Can't find Knoppix file system, sorry dropping you to a (very limited shell). press, reset to quit.Additional built in commands avaliable CAT MOUNT UNMOUNT
INSMOD RMMOD ISMOD
At first I cound not even load windows until I changed the ram speed in the bios. I have tried 5 different drives. Checked the ram, tried loading only one stick of ram. nothing works. Mepis gets an error that says halted. and Ubuntu just locks up and has no errors messages. All my disks have worked and still work with my other computers.
Try one of the windows replacements
I have a desktop system with a GE 7600 GS Video Card.
All the distros that work on the laptop will not work on my desktop. I finally found one. Its one of the window replacement Linux's. Linspire is the ($) version and Freespire is the free one. The free one works on my desktop.
Give it a try. :)