Laptop will not load certain live Cd's / install discs
I have an old laptop ( HP Compaq 6510b ) that i am trying to install Linux on but it seems to be very picky about what distros it will let me install. So far I have had no problem with Debian , Fedora , and Crunchbang , but just about everything else I have tried I am greeted with a blank screen when I try to load the live CD / install disc . I have checked the discs themselves by loading them in a different system and they all work fine. I have even tried burning the discs on a different system , still no change. Also , this may be a separate issue but but when my laptop boots and says " press f12 for boot menu " it will not load the boot menu no matter how quickly , repeatedly , or firmly I press f12.