Help installing (any form of) linux
Hello, it's great to be back. Hopefully this time around I'll manage to be less busy and stay here a while. :D
Anyways, as some of you may recall, I have been having trouble installing any form of linux on my [Gateway NV52, 2.1 GHZ amd64 x2, 4 GB ddr2, 320 gb hdd laptop], since it has returned from repairs. During the repairs, the motherboard was replaced. I was informed that it may have something to do with the bios; so I set the defaults. Still, Linux refused to install in a timely manner, and by that I mean "to get to the live desktop, then click install [Put Linux distro here]". I've tried the following distributions to little or no success:
Linux mint 9 [Gnome, 64-bit DVD]
Linux mint 9 [KDE, 64-bit DVD]
Ubuntu 8.10 all the way through 10.10 [Gnome, 64-bit dvd] & minimal cd [10.10]
Debian 5 [Not sure of the specific number, 5.something.]
Fedora 7, 8, 9, 13, 14.
Opensuse [not sure of the version on this one]
As of now, I am at the live screen for Linux Mint 9 KDE edition, 64-bit dvd.
I booted from the dvd at around 3:05 (now 3:33)
It seems okay, but before repairs this same scenario has went down in under 5 minutes.
I'm now [at 3:37] going to click the install linux mint button.
P.s. - Will edit if install somehow succeeds.