I have just got a copy of the Fedora 10 Live install disk, and when I go to install to hard disk, it freezes not so far along the way. My specifications are:
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz
2gb of ddr2 memory
Sapphire Radeon HD3650 PCI-E 2.0
If you would like the Hard drive information and perhaps other things I can give them to you.
I have also tried ubuntu, with similar problems (freezing randomly with no apparent reason).
I have actually have been on doing various things on F10 for a while, it seems when I install it the problem occurs.
Well, I've tried many different distributions of Linux with the same problem sooner or later, so I assume it's a hardware problem.. Is there a way I can disable PCI devices? Or maybe even a way of troubleshooting various hardware?
EDIT: I don't know if this is a problem, but I also get this in the logs:
atiixp: codec read timeout (reg 0)
atiixp: codec read timeout (reg 1c)
It repeats in that pattern.