Hi. I'm attempting to install Hardy Heron (32bit) on an old Pentium 4 2.8GHz Dell with 256 MB RAM. The installation seems to hang after the linux kernel is loaded, showing the heron background. The CD drive is spinning & reading the whole time, and the mouse pointer is semi-responsive, but it never advances beyond this point. Thinking maybe the computer/drive was just slow, I let it run for 2 hours, but came back to a blank (no signal to monitor) screen.
I checked the disk (plus I've installed Ubuntu 6 times to other computers with this disk) and it's good... and I've tried 2 different CD drives in this computer. Same result. No feedback or progress bar; nothing to indicate where the process is hanging or failing.
Please help so I don't have to resort to installing XP on my girlfriend's parents' computer! Thanks!