I've attempted to install both Mint and Ubuntu on an old Avertec 3100HS laptop. Laptop is x86, still has decent graphics, a 40Gb hard drive and I just changed RAM from 128Mb to 640Mb. I'm using an older Cisco 802.11b wireless card in the PCMCIA slot. When I run live CD the network card, video and sound are correctly identified and I have Internet and LAN access. When I attempt to install the system hangs after partitioning while copying files. This is true of both Mint 5 and 6 and Ubuntu 8.10
Why can't I install? Is there some method to get through installation as it appears (from live CD) the system will indeed work?