I've tried 3 times now to install ubuntu 11.10 from a cd onto an 8 year old Dell inspiron but after installation the system just freezes. System has 2.66GHz CPU, 1GB RAM and 120GB HD. There is no way to perform any operation, I can only force shut down. Has anyone encountered similar difficulties and found a solution?
The video card is NVIDIA geforcefx5200. The screen is almost blank after booting - the top userbar is present but not functioning and nothing else appears on the screen.
I've managed to install ubuntu 10.04 without any problems now instead