So I have this old Laptop. It is a Toshiba Satelite 2805-S202. It used to run Windows ME. That was bad, so I tried to get some ubuntu on it. It wont boot off the LiveCD,( only 256 mb's of RAM) So I had to go to the "Install" button. That only got 22% of the way. It partitioned the HDD, and for some reason, didnt install Ubuntu. So now I was stuck with a laptop that had no operating system. The computer will not boot most CD's. I thought it might have been the CD's I was using, and that did help. Not enough. ANother variety of linux that I was trying(puppy) booted, but then said FATAL KERNEL FAIL and would not go any further. So far all I have been able to get onto a hdd install is Damn Small Linux. It is just the base of funculaty. I am trying to get something else on. So far I have tried:
Ubuntu (stops at 22% with an error message saying that either the CD or HDD is too hot
DSL: works, but has base funcinality
Edubuntu: Hangs at 6% Programs installing
Debian: Says that one of the installer components are missing, I suspect that this is a bittorent issue, I will download it from a Mirror.
Mandrava and Knoppix are currently downloading.
The stats are:
P3 700 MHZ
256 MB RAM
10 gig HDD
nonremarkable video card
Asl for anything else, and I will tell
Please help me, as I have a laptop with almost no funcinality.