My old Dell Latitude freezes on booting Kubuntu 6.06
A few days ago I installed Kubuntu 6.06 on an old laptop from 1999/2000 (Dell Latitude CPI A400 XT with 200 MB RAM, 6,2 GB harddisk and 400 Mhz freq.) from a live CD (iso386). BIOS revision A05. Now I have problems booting from the harddisk. The display frezes at "Loading hardware drivers" and the laptop shuts down some times. In Recovery mode in Grub I succeed booting. Kubuntu works satisfactorily but slow when booted.
Is my laptop too old for Kubuntu 6.06, or are there any changes I can make in BIOS etc. to get past the "Load hardware drivers" when booting from the harddisk. When I disconnect or connect some pheripherals like printer, internet connections some times booting succeeds. But I am not able to see a system in it.
I am a newbie in Linux.