I cannot for the life of my install any distro of linux...
Alright so I wanted to try linux out but every distro I try the installation fails. Usually the cd boots up and begins the installation and it goes for a little while but ultimately fails. I guess ill just summarize what I've done so far, here are the distros Ive tried and their errors:
Can't find mepis filesystem, sorry.
Dropping you to a (very limited) shell.
Press reset button to quit.
CPU 0: Machine Check Exception:
TSC 25476e7f8 ADDR 9000000c2004001
This is not a software problem!
Run through ascii to decode and contact your hardware vendor
Kernel panic - not syncing:Machine check
CPU 0: Machine Check Exception
CPU 0: Bank 4
Kernel Panic - not syncing: CPU Context corrupt
Kernel panic - not syncing: Aiee, killing interrupt handler!
Fatal Error occurred Live Data not found. Searching for BT directory. You are maybe using a unsupported boot device(eg SCSI or PCMIA CD-Rom)
My computer is a compaq presario cq50, it has a turion 64X2, 3 gigs of ram Nvidia graphics running windows vista. Ive defragmented my hardrive and did a harddrive and memory test in the bios. I have no idea what is wrong and no idea how to fix it.