I have a very old laptop Lenovo Ideapad S10-2 with 1GB ram, it had a working (nearly dead slow) XP installed, used by my mother.
Initially, I tried to install Lubuntu on it, but already on booting from USB drive, had issues of screen flashing rapidly, between logo and boot time text, taking VERY VERY long to load.
In addition I had unresolved Wifi issue - first I had to load the B43 driver manually, and even then had security policy issue - could not save the connection.. doesnt matter.
Upon friend's recommendation, decided to try the Linux Mint
Must say I am surprised, it is much more noob-friendly and offers smooth transition from her XP habits (similar menu).
Only had to install bcmwl-kernel-source for the wifi to work perfectly.
However, the boot issues are practically IDENTICAL!
In Lubuntu:https://www.dropbox.com/s/n8e8jkqlc4rxf ... 163120.jpg
and https://www.dropbox.com/s/ld5cx98l0eash ... 191618.jpg
In Mint:https://www.dropbox.com/s/68f0uoz83r0io ... 091323.jpg
There are other minor issues, like long text is showing cut off in xchat forcing me to copy/paste the line to notepad to read fully, etc.. but the major issue is the boot time.
A friend says dmesg prefix is the timestamp in seconds since boot - if so, it scrolls up to 1440 seconds!
Please help me with this, I dont have many alternatives for this laptop, especially that in Mint, I got the wifi working.
It is either stuck, or takes absurdly long time to boot up, I will post the DMESG log from the laptop in a few moments.