i tried to run ubuntu and kubuntu with live cds, but after everything loaded and the little blue bar went across, the screen just goes black.
i have a pentium 4 32 bit processor 2.6 Ghz
Nvidia geforce fx 5200 and an S3 trio 32/64 (i tried them both)
512 mb ram
i also tried the safe graphics mode
i think it might be a hardware compatibility issue