Please help me install Lubuntu 12.04 i386 on an old computer. I select the "Try Lubuntu without installing" and it crashes with a kernel panic. Rarely I do get to the live OS, but soon the display goes blank. The messages log gives me '[drm] ERROR GPU hung/wedged' The specs are:

Pentium 4 2.4GHz 1GB DDR RAM 40GB PATA HDD Intel 845GL chipset (8MB framebuffer, 64MB shared system memory set in the BIOS)

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    Did you MD5sum the ISO? – Mitch Jun 16 '12 at 5:09
  • Try booting it with the 'nomodset' options. Intel's 8xx graphics chips are known to cause such problems. Check out <ubuntugeek.com/…> Solution 2 for how to use boot options with a live CD. – mikewhatever Jun 16 '12 at 5:11
  • In addition to MD5summing the .iso as Mitch suggests and trying nomodeset as mikewhatever suggests, you should check the installation media (whether it's USB or CD/DVD) with this procedure. – Eliah Kagan Jun 16 '12 at 13:53

Im not sure this would be any help, but, I fought with my older machine trying to install 12.04, Couldnt get the cd's to work period. But, when I put the i386 on a flash drive and booted from that, it worked peachy. http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/

  • Tried that. It boots from pen drive, but after I select the live cd option, it just gives a blank screen. Sorry, that modesetting tutorial does not load. I've also checked the disc, no errors. Any ideas? – melvincv Jun 16 '12 at 15:47
  • I read that the hardware itself is buggy and old drivers used to ignore those buggy features. New drivers use the buggy features, hence cause a crash. Hmm. – melvincv Jun 16 '12 at 15:50
  • Maybe I need to get a PCI VGA card? – melvincv Jun 16 '12 at 15:51

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