Can't get Linux to install!
Brand new to Linux so please have patience with a newbie and thanks in advance for any help.
Have a Dell Inspiron 2600 running W2K SP4 w/325 with 325 m of ram.
Have downloaded and burnt ISO's for 3 different versions of Linux but all 3 will boot up and start to run but then go to a blank screen with a blinking cursor, during which time the screen displays some strange graphics. The Dell recognizes the CD-R and will list the files. I can't get the program to run from the CD either. After the failed attempts the laptop will boot to Windows OK.