The DVD of Xandros 3 included in Rickford Grant's "Linux Made Easy" starts my
Dell laptop OK. The boot portion is successful. The installation process indicator moves from 3%, 10% etc, all the way to 90% and then no more. Screens change describing the features of the distro, but it Never arrives to 100%.

My Dell Inspiron 4150 laptop has added memory to 512 k and a PCMCIA U.S. Robotics 56K modem in one slot. It has successfully loaded all Red Hat versions from 8 and 9 to Fedora 4 and 5. Only Fedora 3 will configure the PCMCIA modem, though.

I tried the Xandros installation twice, and it stopped both times at the same spot: 90%