Bear with me, I'm just getting into this whole Linux thing. It's going to take me a while.
I just downloaded Slackware 9 and burned the iso. When I boot the CD, it runs through it's routine, it locks when the kernel assigns the USB. The exact wording of the last line to print is:
"usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1"
Once it hits this point, the system become completly unresponsive. Only a hard reset gets it moving again, only to encounter the same error.
I'm starting the system using the bare.i kernel.
The unit is a Compaq Presario notebook, model 1214SR. Mobile Duron 850, 384Mb RAM, IDE drives.
Since I'm new to this, I spent about two hours searching the forums for anything that might help, but I'm at a loss.
Any help anyone could provide would be wonderful. It would mean a lot to me.
Thanks in advance