I am trying to install Ubuntu on an old computer. I managed last night to get 9 on but with no net functionality. I thought to try 10.4 and now 10.10 from a total of five discs. All have stalled at the same point or close to it. One disc was an ISO the others cover discs from respectable magazines including Ubuntu User which arrived yesterday.
I can get the time zone, and then the keyboard, and then (usually) I can test the keyboard. However just now on the test of the keyboard it froze. Mainly it freezes at the next point which is entering the passwords. I cannot get beyond this.
I did though manage to load in Debenian last night though again it failed to give me a net connection and I really prefer Ubuntu hence my sub to the magazine.