My PC freezes at install of Ubuntu 9.04 or Mint 7
I would appreciate any suggestions on how to install a later version of Linux on my PC. It is a pentium 2.66 with two 80g hard drives. The motherboard is about two years old.
I currently have Ubuntu 6 running alongside Windows XP. No matter how I try to install a new version of Linux, my computer freezes soon after booting from a live CD. I have tried booting from a USB flash drive with Linux Mint on it, but the computer will not boot from this. I have tried disconnecting all usb ports for printer etc but no difference, it still freezes round about the option to select my region at step 2.
I have tried to install xf86-video-intel-2.8.0.tar.bz2 following instructions I have found on Linux forums, but no luck. I think my version of Ubuntu is too old to install new software or drivers.
I have tried running the live CD through Windows without success. On one attempt I was required to uninstall the existing Ubuntu but I did not want to take the risk of losing Linux all together.
Any ideas for other things to try would be much appreciated.