The Live CD (vector Linux 5.1.2 SOHO) is ok, as it runs in my 'old' system.
My new system is a ASUS p5b E6300 CPU 2g with 250gWD SATA - pioneer DVD r/w, video is asus PCIE en7600 (Nvidia)
When the LiveCD boots - the screen flashes by and I get
"loading stage 2"
next screen is
"Booting XFCE4 @ 1024 x 768 resolution with vesa driver
error 23: error while parsing number
press any key to continue"
press key and I get the boot screen (GRUB) but it is all messed up.
I do not have a linux distro installed on the HD (XP loaded) - I'm just trying to run a live cd.
I then tried PCLinux (big Daddy) and get the following
When the LiveCD boots - the screen flashes by and I get....
I see some of the info on the first screen as it goes by. it says something to the effect about
"support for ibm/ms int extension not found"
then goes to second screen and says
'failed to read slash image (cd/boot/grub/livecd.xpm.gz)'
so I figure in my limited understanding that grub is unable to read from the livecd because of some setting. (this same disk works ok on my old system)
So far the only livecd distro that has been able to run is Ubuntu 6.10. All cd's were md5 checked and burned on XP with imgburn @2x speed