I'm trying to revive an old Compaq Evo dekstop by installing Xubuntu on it. I created a bootable USB with Xubuntu 12.04 on it which works fine when I boot it on my laptop.
But when booting the USB from the Compaq (using PLOP boot manager to boot from usb) it gives the Xubuntu loading screen, but the bar stops moving back and forth after several seconds. I also tried booting with nomodeset enabled and the (simplified version of) the loading screen appears, after which the following error message appears:
[29.290786] floppy: unknown parameter: 'allowed_drive_mask'
I tried disconnecting the floppy drive (don't need it anyway), but the same error occurs.
Hardware specs: Compaq Evo D310, pentium 4 2.40 GHz, NVidia Vanta
Any idea how to fix this? If you need more info please let me know! Thanks for your help!