This elderly notebook has come my way; and I thought it would be nice get rid of XP Pro and make it a totally Linux machine.
To this end several magazine distro's and a dedicated CD of UBUNTU 10 are available.
All have been tried and all have failed to either load the 'Run from disc' option or to do a total install.
Each attempt failure is the same for all.
The UBUNTU screen comes up and shows progress bar.
A restart is indicated.
POST asks select Windoze or Ubuntu.
Select Ubuntu- the load screen runs then comes message ''Failed to find shell to load to''
Several thoughts come to mind- not enough HD space-10 Gb available- or the build wont allow it.
Intel Mobile premium M 1.4
HD Max 32 Gb
One last hindrance Taking the HD out to format externally is a NoNo it is situated internally in the unit with no external access 'hatch'
Last thought – the XP installation seems different somehow- works OK but shows it's difference in the 'Shut-down; sequence-- the stand by/hibernate button is greyed out thus does not work.