Hi, my first post here. I've been semi-interested in Linux in any flavor for a few years now. I'm having a problem installing virtually any distro of Linux on this computer. I've also tried using Wubi.
When I try installing from a CD (I've tried several from many different sources, friends, downloads, etc.), I select the option to install and the screen goes black with some random garbled characters running along the bottom of the screen. Sorry, I don't have any info on what those characters are at the moment, if they are important I can add those in another post.
When installing using Wubi, the installation goes through just fine but when I reboot and select Ubuntu the system hangs right after loading the Ubuntu splash screen, XP Pro loads fine.
My system specs are: HP Pavilion a705w, 2.93GHz Celeron, 1GB of DDR 333, ATI Radeon 9250 256, LITE-ON COMBO SOHC-4832K optical drive, Seagate ST340015A 40GB ATA hard disk (jumper set to master), and a Maxtor 4D040H2 40GB ATA hard disk (jumper set to slave).
Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.