I am fairly new to the whole Linux system. I used it very little in college and decided to get back into it 4 years later.
I have been trying to get Ubuntu LTS installed on my old laptop (about 8 yrs old) and once the install gui gets to restart and I let the computer do the whole restart it just sits on a black screen if I remove the CD.
I have no clue what my hardware specs are anymore, I've been trying to figure that out for a couple weeks now. All I am working from right now is the fact that it is a Sony Vaio PCG-GRT270.
UPDATE:Sorry I forgot to mention what I do know about the HW, it has 512 MB of RAM, 60 GB HDD and Pentium 4 processor, but not sure of the speed.