Hardly any Live CD's boot...
So i'm really frustrated...
I went on a Linux Download frenzy in hopes of finding a distro that will work with well with my laptop. I have a Nvidia 8200M with approx 800ish MB of shared video (pretty good though) and AMD athlon x2 64 running at 1.9 GHz, and a conexant/nvidia audio (integrated) and a Athros 5007 wireless N card.
I had Kubuntu running on it, but there are some quirks i dont' like so i'm attempting to find something that will work, well here is what i downloaded and what happened:
Vector Linux 5.9 (live and install): started to boot, and couldn't find the SATA cd drive that it booted from! so got a minimal shell and had to reboot. Fail safe settings did not work ether.
Mepis 8.0 BETA: Booted under fail safe. Automaticly detected my wireless, but Audio was scratchy and video horrible (800X600 on a 1280X800)
Mint 5 BETA: wouldn't boot. period. nada. zilch. nothing.
Ubuntu Ultimate 64-bit: fatal kernel error claiming that the processor was broken.
Ubuntu Ultimate 32-bit: about as good as Mepis, but didn't detect wireless.
OpenSuse 11: had to disable the integrated ath5k driver to get it to boot, but then the mouse had issues.
So does anyone know of a good laptop friendly distro? My laptop is a Compaq Preserio CQ50.