Computer is a Thinkpad T42 that I just got, it came with no OS. When I made the ubuntu CD a few weeks ago, I followed all of the proper procedure as outlined in the official documentation.
So yeah, I boot with CD in, language menu comes up, I pick english, box comes up saying "Loading Linux Kernel", it gets to 100%, then nothing happens. I've tried several times. The longest I left it at this stage was about ten minutes. Any ideas on what this could be?
Also, I am by no means attached to Ubuntu, I've never even used it. I just need a free OS. Should I just try a bunch of other distros till I get one that loads properly?