Will Not Boot Kernel, so matter what distro!!
Glad to find something related to Linux of a support nature. I've been getting n00bed and laughed at for a few days now!
I'm new to Linux, but I'm trying to install it on one of my computers. I've tried installing Debian and I have a Live CD Distro called Slax. Everytime I boot my computer, I get a logo for the distro, and when I hit enter to boot, the prompt says "Uncompressing Linux...ok. Booting the kernel..." and this is where one of two things happen. Either 1) the system reboots or 2) nothing happens, no matter how long I wait.
I was once told that a vanilla kernel won't work, and I'll have to know my hardware (which I do), but I don't know what to do to get it to boot.
Any suggestions would be helpful!