Help needed with Linux Installation
I've been trying to install a form of linux on my pc for the past two days and have thrown in the towel and decided to seek some help.Hopefuly someone here can help me out
First of all my computer is as follows;
Imedia 1306 (rubbish,and old)
Mobo Santiago (P5S800-VM)
RAM 1.2 gb
CPU Intel Celeron D
75 gb hard drive with about 7 left at the moment
The first distribution I downloaded was UBUNTU desktop linux from ubuntu com/GetUbuntu/download. When I tried to install it side by side with Windows using Wubi.exe I got an error. When I restarted the computer and booted from the cd I tried to demo it first but I got an error and when I tried just a clean install on top of windows I get the same error which was ''SQUASHFS error:Unable to read fragment cache block'' after which the cd stops and I have to restart the computer. When I check the cd for errors it says it has errors in two files so I re-burned it with other software, to another cd, but got the same errors on the cd and also the same errors during installation.
The second distro that I downloaded was Linux Mint from linuxmint com/download
When I burned this to a cd I tried to install it with windows but I get an error half the way through saying it cannot read from the cd even though it is in the drive. When I reboot the pc and try a demo or a fresh install it just always freezes on the linux mint screen, the progress bar stops in the middle and then I have to restart
So finally I decided to try Knoppix linux and downloaded it from knopper net/
I burned it to a cd and again it doesnt want to install, the error I get this time (among others) is ''Compressed Knoppix image is broken cant access tty; job control turned off''
The program I use to burn the images is PowerISO on slow settings and tried using Nero once aswel but got the same errors etc.
I am thinking either my hardware is not compatible/ my cd drive is knackered or the programs I'm using are useless. I hope it is something simple because I really want to kick windows and move to Linux
Any help is greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance for any replies