Jon, I am trying to boot with a live version of Knoppix and Ubuntu on an old PC at home just to learn a bit about Linux. Both versions were hanging on the boot, and I could not find out why, until I went into a verbose mode for the boots. It seems that my disk formats are not recognized. I have not had time to pursue the issue. My point is, if you do verbose boot, you might get a better idea of why the boot is failing. As to how to get it to do verbose - well those notes are at home! HTH Jim On 8/25/06, Jon Paris <Jon.Paris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Honestly, just install Ubuntu. I have been using a little bit and it much easier than Debian alone. Ubuntu is based on Debian. That is exactly what I stared out doing - I tried it on a couple of PCs and liked it - but the live version of Ubuntu won't boot on this machine. I admit I haven't checked for a version with a conventional install - maybe that should be my next stop. I chose Debian because it was one of only two distributions I could find where there was evidence that it would work with this old laptop - which only has 96Mg of memory. alinux is also supposed to work with it - but goodness knows how since their iso image requires an 800Mb CD and even if I could find one I don't think the PCs Cd reader will handle it. I suspect that it was an earlier version of alinux that was installed. Other choices such as Ubuntu, Knoppix and FreeSpire all just hang during the boot process. Jon Paris Partner400 www.Partner400.com -- This is the PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users (PcTech) mailing list To post a message email: PcTech@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/pctech or email: PcTech-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/pctech.