I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an older Sony Viao desktop computer (PCV-RS310). It is a Pentium 4 - 2.40Ghtz with 2GB memory and a built in Intel graphics card. The computer is terribly slow now and the hard drive light is constantly "ON" thinking. With Ubuntu 10.04 LTS the computer ran flawlessly without needing to constantly "think". Im guessing the new Ubuntu is just too much of a resource hog for this computer?
Anyways, I logged out and switch to gnome-classic and logged back in. Did not reboot. Gnome classic worked fine and was much faster than Unity 2D. I shut down the computer yesterday and turned it on this morning and the computer will not boot up, and it hangs at "stopping save kernel messages".
Ive tried a few things like going to terminal and using startx to no avail. double checking if i need to force any installs, etc. Any other ideas I could try? I'd rather not go back to 10.04 since 12.04 in gnome classic works fine.