future linux newbie need help with install
I am trying once again to get this installed I will keep working at it unless it is determined that this pc will not run Mandriva, I have tried ubuntu and a couple of unbuntu distros I gave up on them. I have even tried linux mint.
Cant get any of them to run.
Mandriva maybe my last hope. I will have to use windows some for my apps. I create 3d models for games and animations and so on, but want use linux for everything else so dual boot is a must.
Below is info. about my pc.
I had to burn an iso because the dvd seemed to be running to fast and the install could not find the data.
I booted into the cd choose install. and this is the last info I had on the screen.
fixing recursive fault but a reboot is needed
isa: no plug&play device found
Operating System System Model
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States) Compaq Presario 061 PX787AA-ABA SR1503WM NA530 0n41411RE101GUPPY00
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.93 gigahertz Intel Celeron
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Not hyper-threaded Board: ASUSTek Computer INC. Guppy 1.03
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 3.08 05/09/2005
Drives Memory Modules c,d
80.01 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
55.63 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
TSSTcorp CDW/DVD TS-H492A [Optical drive]
Generic USB CF Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
Generic USB MS Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
Generic USB SD Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
Generic USB SM Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
HDS728080PLAT20 [Hard drive] (80.03 GB) -- drive 0, s/n PFD211S4RXYTLN, rev PF2OA28A, SMART Status: Healthy 1528 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
Slot 'A0' has 1024 MB
Slot 'A1' has 512 MB
Local Drive Volumes
c: (FAT32 on drive 0) 6.43 GB 1.47 GB free
h: (NTFS on drive 0) 42.06 GB 22.70 GB free
z: (NTFS on drive 0) 31.52 GB 31.45 GB free