Almost no live-cds work on the laptop in my sig
The topic says it all. Ubuntu 7.10 was the last one that worked on my laptop. I was able to upgrade to 8.04 but that was the last one i could upgrade too(it's liveCD didn't work). I can't use automatic upgrade to upgrade to 8.10 because i messed up my grub installing a different distro on another partition. So is this a hardware problem or is it a problem with my dvd drive or what. After the first few failed live-cds i thought it was hardware incompatability but, now with almost every live-cd failing to get past the load screen i'm really wondering if this is a hardware incompatibility problem. I always use the 64-bit version of Linux. Is it possible to use the 32-bit version on my 64-bit machine and could only trying to install 64-bit versions be part of the problem?
Acer Aspire 5050 version 3750 AMD turion 64bit 2.2GHZ ,80GB HDD ,1GB ram, ATI xpress 1100 flgrx driver, dvd-rw drive