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I have an older compaq laptop (P4). I just wanted to be able to boot a live cd. The trouble is the only live cd I can get to boot is SUSE 9.2 and it ends up having a scripting error. It is an old disk so it is probably shot.
I have tried to get fedora 14 to boot, but it will not. A newer computer I have will boot from the FC14.
Any clue what is going on and why I cannot get the live CD's to boot?
Distribution: Xubuntu 12.04, Mythbuntu, Ubuntu Server 12.04
Does it show the name of the module? Might be a big hint on some special hardware you have.
In general, your system doesn't appear too old for a modern distribution (in terms of compatibility, not performance).
I'm running a similar system as media center (added a GeForce 8400), using Mythbuntu 10.04
If you can't boot from usb, but you can from netboot/pxeboot, I recommend you download and boot up the Slax live CD in network mode. Sorry, I forgot what the exact option was called. This allows you to boot any other netboot capable computer on your local network to boot up Slax. I think it's done via nfs. The only setup involved is changing the bios of your target computer to boot from the network. That's it.
I have tried a newer distro, FC14 live disk, but it wont pick it up and run. Yeah I tried the disk in another computer, its the disk. I tried the FC14 in another computer and it runs fine. I will try the network boot, PXE is what it is on my laptop. I just have to run a hard line (it doesnt have a wireless card).
I cant boot from a usb drive. It doesnt support it. I already tried. lol
Also older cd drives had a difficult time reading burned cd's. I like to use the black cd-r's as they seem to work on older stuff better. Always burn at the very slowest speeds. Older drives can't have any skips on the burn.
Start with a very good disk then then work out the bugs.
its a replacement drive, so its not terribly old. But My newer computer cant even boot from that disk. lol. But the new disk boots without a hitch on the new computer and the old one doesnt even recognise that it is there.
If you are saying that the kernel panics after trying to load a module it may be that the module concerned is not compatible with your hardware. Try to see any command line options that you can use to prevent the kernel from attempting to load the failing module.