Linux Install doesn't work
A year ago I installed Suse 7.0 on my PC and all was fine. I didn't do much with it and tried to reinstall recently, but nothing is working.
When I try to boot from a Suse CD (7.0) or diskette (7.2) it loads the kernel, then I just get a blank screen.
I've tried booting from a Debian CD and get a page of errors including "Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address bfcfdcc7" and "Bad ESP value."
My PC is a 2-year old Gateway with an 800Mhz Athlon processor. I have tried taking out just about every component I can whilst still keeping a working system : all the adapters (except display), extra memory, one of the hard disks, CD writer, all USB, serial & parallel devices. It makes no difference. Even with all these removed, I get exactly the same problem.
Currently the PC has Windows 98 on it and works OK with that.