Impossible to install Linux on my PC?
CPU: Athlon64 Dual Core (opteron 175 to be specific)
Motherboard: DFI SLI-DR Expert
HDD: 36GB SATA Raptor(2) in RAID 0 - (Windows Install)
HDD: 30GB IDE - (Trying to install Ubuntu here)
HDD: 2 other IDE drives used as backup drives
CDs used: Kubuntu 64-bit 6.06 Live CD (mailed to me) and
Kubuntu 64-bit 6.10 Alternate Install (burned CD)
So I've been trying to install Kubuntu lately. I have tried the 64-bit 6.06 Live CD and I have also tried the 6.10 64-bit Alternate Install CD. Both exhibit the same problems. I can start the install, get most of the way through it, but it always freezes up around the time of copying files, it never completes the install.
I have tried these install switches: noapic , nolapic, acpi=off
I originally was just going to do a VMware Workstation install with Linux as the Guest OS, I was actually able to get this to install just fine using the Live CD but was not satisfied with the performance so I decided to go with a real install.
I'm not worried about trying to setup a boot manager like LILO or whatever as I have no idea how I'd set that up with Windows being on a RAID 0 setup and all. What I was going to do is install Linux on the 30GB drive and during the boot process just press "esc" to bring up the boot menu and select that drive when I want to go to Linux. All this is irrelevant right now anyways though as I cant even get the damn install to finish.
I've successfully installed Linux on other computers before and it was a breeze, but they were a bit older and not as new as this one.
Can someone please help me? They say Linux isnt that hard to use but so far I'm not seeing it.