Linux doesn't like my crappy hardware!
At least that's what I think it is. Yesturday, I got these 2 computers (for free) from one of my mom's friend. One booted up just fine, I was even able to install Slackware (with some issues that I still need to take care of). The other had a blown processor, luckly I had a spare one.
The specs on this computer are (general, cause I don't know exactly what it is):
- Currently a 500Mhz Celeron, SGA370 Socket
- 256MB of RAM
- 36x CD drive (have no idea what the brand is)
- And it's a Gateway
The issue that I'm having is that every time I try to boot any Linux (be it through floppy or CD) it hangs and gives me some error messages. The easiest one to remember was the Slackware disk: "Segmentation Error". When booting with DSL it tries to boot from /dev/scd0 and then just gives me a bunch of errors (I can't remember what it says) and then kernel panic. And then, when I tried BlueFlops (a floppy distro) and still can't get to a prompt. The kernel always loads perfectly, at least I see no error messages while it's scrolling by.
I know this sound sort of vague, but it's pretty much what I'm getting. This computer did load Windows 98 with no problem before, so I'm guessing it's something against Linux. Any help would be greatly appreciated