Boot hang

tried installing Ubuntu 11.04 on a Philips Freevents F12DT
a very ancient laptop and was trying to make it usable for my gran.
the system hangs when I try to boot from CD,
screen reads INITIALIZING GFX CODE, and then hangs.
is it just incompatable?
Would work with an older version like the 10.04LTS?
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  1. Try to boot in Vesa graphics mode.
  2. Seeto said:
    tried installing Ubuntu 11.04 on a Philips Freevents F12DT
    a very ancient laptop and was trying to make it usable for my gran.
    the system hangs when I try to boot from CD,
    screen reads INITIALIZING GFX CODE, and then hangs.
    is it just incompatable?
    Would work with an older version like the 10.04LTS?


    You got it!

    Looking here
    and seeing specs -- Intel Pentium M 740 Processor 1.73GHz with 533 MHz FSB and 2 MB Cache
    1024 MB RAM and a 60 GB Hard Drive
    Double Layer DVD RW MultiDrive
    12.1" Brite Display
    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    128MB Intel shared graphics

    I would suggest not going over ubuntu 10.04, as kernel issues most likely will surface. In addition , a lite desktop environment will enhance performance over Gnome or (especially) KDE. Xubuntu, with XFCE, or lubuntu, with LXDE (but IMHO peppermint is more versatile).

    Best wishes!
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