I have successfully downloaded the ISO disk image for Lubuntu 32bit 13.04 and burned it onto a DVD (using Power2Go at 4x speed, on a fairly modern Asus laptop). When I put the DVD in and choose a language, a menu with the Lubuntu logo at the top appears. When I select any of "Try Lubuntu without installing", "Install Lubuntu" or "Check disk for errors", the following happens:
1. The menu freezes for a few minutes.
2. The following message is displayed on a black background in a console font:
[ 7.196413] Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)
3. An underscore endlessly flashes below this message.
I have not had any previous experience with Linux, and I have got this far thanks to Ubuntu Wiki.
The computer I am trying to install Lubuntu on is about ten years old (I am doing this in a desperate attempt to speed it up) has:
Windows XP Home Edition
about 10GB space on C:\
about 30GB space on D:\
480 MB RAM
How can I solve this and install Lubuntu? Is the problem to do with the way I burned the DVD or just the restrictions of the computer?
Thank you in advance!