I am trying to install Ubuntu on a Dell Latitude D800 laptop.
It has a 60 gig HD, 512 megs of RAM, 1.6 ghz intel pentium m (32 bit), and requires a non-pae linux distro.
It currently has Windows XP SP3 on it and works with no issues, but I wanted to install linux on it (erase windows) to see if I could get better stability and to try various programs it has.
Everytime I try to install linux or run a live cd/dvd, the OS 'freezes' seconds/minutes in to doing anything and at random spots. The mouse still works, but clicking and the keyboard does nothing. I have tried waiting and nothing changed. Windows does not have this issue. It may get random blue screens occasionally, but I can leave it on for weeks with no issues.
I have tried Ubuntu 11.1 DVD, some netboot ubuntu install, and xubuntu 12.04. They all have displayed the same issue.
What can I do to get ubuntu or any linux to work on it? Is there another distro better suited for this laptop?
Thanks in advance.