I tried installing LInux mint 4.0 on the following config
Core 2 Duo E6550
Abit IP35-E (Jmicron controller)
2 Seagate SATA HDDs
LG DVD Writer
One common error i always get is error setting xfer mode 0x04. It occurs randomly, and when it does, it just freezes there. I could install it after great difficulty, but again the problem persists. Also, the system actually boots only if i use noacpi, noapci options. I really don't know what the problem is. Sometimes, it just freezes showing errors related to USB.
I have tried changing all options related to my hdd, and dvd in bios, but still no avail. I want to know if this is a common problem. If so, which other distro should i chose.
P.S : i have installed it thrice, using three different CDs. So i'm sure there is no problem in that. Also, win xp works just fine.