Linux will not play nice with my new motherboard!
I recently upgraded my motherboard, and attempted to reinstall ubuntu hardy. I have run into a TON of problems. There's a lot to explain, so let me start with my new specs:
MSI 845 Ultra-C Motherboard
Pentium 4 2.4GHz CPU
1 Gig RAM
ATI Radeon X1300
Corsair VX450W PSU (450 watt)
40Gb Master HDD
320Gb Slave HDD
Sony DVD-RW drive (don't feel like finding model #)
Okay, so i did a clean install of windows xp. The installation went slower than i am used to, but since it has installed, i have had no problems running windows. Now when i try to install Ubuntu, or actually ANY distro of linux, the installation runs extremely slow, and then drops to that "initramfs shell" thing. I added "delaytimer=120" to the install command, which gets me (eventually) into the live desktop (takes about an hour just to get past the partition manager), and ultimately fails at about 78%. As i said, this is pretty much the case for every distro i have tried.
Today i successfully installed a debian distro, but it runs as slow as cold molasses. it takes ten minutes just to open firefox. so i have reformatted the partition debian was on, and i am back to square one: Windows.
Anybody know why my computer is going so slow with my new mobo? i got a new power supply that i am positive is distributing enough power, so it's not that....Rawr!