[SOLVED] Can't install Linux!!!
My friend PC is quite old, the specs are P4 2.6, ECS 865GV-M3, 512MB DDR-333, AGP Nvidia FX5200 and 40GB IDE HD. He is an unhappy Windows user and wants to try Linux. He wants me to do the installation since this year I migrated to linux.
I've been distro hopping this year. So I've tried mostly debian based distro like
Ubuntu, Mepis, Mint, gOS and Debian itself. Right now I'm using Debian Testing.
Since my friend is new to Linux, I decided to install a distro that is very user friendly. I've tried installing ubuntu jaunty. It boot the cd but then it hangs up. It will not continue. Tried all the option but to no avail. Tried Mint 7, the same thing. Tried mint6, same. Tried Mepis 8.0.10, I got kernell panic.
Since I was able to burn gOS gagdets w/c is based on Ubuntu hardy LTS, I decided to give it a try and crossing my fingers if it works. Tada, the live cd was able to boot up to the live environment. Then I installed it, no problem. It is still running right now.
My question is:
Does newer kernell will not work on older system? because I do have another system w/c is a 3 year old AMD machine w/c will not work on Jaunty. or somebody explain to me further. I don't remember all the error messages when I tried all those distro.