Linux won't boot on my system
I've already tried the latest stable released of Fedora, Debian, Mandriva (also the Mandriva Spring 2008.1 version) and the latest of PCLinuxOS and all have failed. The Fedora and Mandriva LiveCD's booted up just fine, but after installation, the OS's refuses to load on there own. I used a cd to install Debian (not a LiveCD) and everything went fine until first bootup. I found a LiveCD for PCLinuxOS, but that LiveCD refused to boot up at all. Everytime I try booting up PCLinuxOS, it fails and I get a bunch of scrolling on the screen. During bootup it comes around the part where it's saying something like setting up graphics card or trying to find or initiate it or something and it randomly just starts scrolling on the screen with a bunch of coding I don't understand. With Fedora, after installing from LiveCD, it actually logged on, but only second after reaching desktop it would just feeze no matter what I was doing (which was basically nothing cause you can't do much in a few seconds, if anything at all). Debian refused to even load up after installation. It doesn't even get very far during bootup. And Mandriva gave me the same output with both versions I used. It too gives me the scrolling at a certain point during boot up, however, it doesn't start scrolling around the graphics card like PCLinuxOS does, it nearly loads up all the way, then scrolls with code. Sometimes the scrolling ends with "trace end" or "kernel panic" or something like that. I use to think these were just bugs with Linux, but I doubt that every distro I have tried would have issues. At this point, I'm pretty sure it's got to be my system. But, I've loaded and ran Mandriva Linux Spring 2008.1 on here before as a stand alone OS as well as did a dual boot with Vista on here before too and it worked both times. However, ever since I reformatted my system and went back to Vista, no Linux distro has successfully booted and installed on my pc. Only LiveCD's seem to boot now. Is it possibly my pc hardware? If not, then what? I'd love to run Linux on here again so if anyone can help me, I'd really appreciate it. Oh, also forgot to mention, during boot ups, I did try options like "safe boot", "apm=off", "acpi=off", and even tried console mode PCLinuxOS and still nothing worked. I don't know what those commands mean exactly, but commands like those have helped me successfully boot Linux in the past.