"the built in testing function that's also on the iso. It found 4 errors"
All bets are off until you get zero errors. The error message is to be ignored, forgotten until there are no test errors.
Athlon 64 3500
1 GB PC3200 DDR
MSI RS480M2-IL motherboard
Alcohol 120% on XP Media Center being used to burn the ISO
I'm getting the following message when installing:
Decompressing Linux... Done
[ 40.058602] PCI: Cannot allocate resources region 3 of device 0000:00:00.0
User not known to the underlying authentication module.
That last line is repeated seven or eight times, and after that the system is unresponsive. I read that USB devices can cause driver conflicts when doing this install so I unhooked all of my USB devices. Unfortunately, I got the same result.
I tried checking the CD that I made with the built in testing function that's also on the iso. It found 4 errors. When I made another CD on my friend's computer using Nero instead of Alcohol 120% I got the same error and also found 4 errors on the CD (specifically it said "Check Finished: 4 checksums failed", I don't know what that means).
I tried making another CD with Alcohol but I made it at the slowest speed (I read that for some reason the AMD 64 specific iso that Kubuntu distributes has a higher probability of having problems than the other isos). It came up with the same errors.
Someone on another forum suggested that I try another CD rom drive as mine might be having issues. That ended up working (I suspect because my first drive is also a lightscribe drive which I bet Kubuntu doesn't like for some reason but my second drive isn't).
So, I made it past the installion screen (using the CD I made on a slower speed) but I got a new error. It comes up with a command line just saying ubuntu@ubuntu$~ (I think those last two characters are right, I'm doing this post from memory). If you got to this website: http://www.debianadmin.com/kubuntu-610-edgy-eft-step-by-step-installation-with-screenshots.html
I can make it past the second screen but not to the third screen.
Any ideas on how to remedy this? Of course, if you need more information I would be happy to give it.
Oh, one other thing. I'm going to try and install Kubuntu on my 2 GB USB drive. Will that be enough space? And if it's not, can I just use PartionMagic (v. to partion my hard drive before I do the install that I won't have to have Kubuntu do it for me? My reasoning is I think using Kubuntu to create the necessary partitions necessitates it [Kubuntu] reformatting whatever particular partition it's going to install on, thus if I partition before it installs I wouldn't lose anything because that partition will be blank. Correct?
I know this is complicated (or I at least made it complicated) so thank you very much for your help.
I downloaded the 6.10 version (Edgy Eft) (to be specific I downloaded the AMD64 alternative install iso) from the website (not the torrent). Now, I thought that this one was stable. But perhaps I'm wrong.
Should I try to be installing the 6.06 version (Dapper Drake I believe it's called)? I wouldn't think that's the problem as this seems more hardware related but I'm obviously much newer at this.
I'm 99% sure that I need the AMD64 alternative install as I've got an AMD 64 bit processor. But, again, I'm still learning.
Thanks for the help.
When I put the CD I burned in either drive when Windows is running, it autoplays and allows me to install some stuff (I'm not exactly sure what's going on, is that the Live CD option?).