Hi Guys !
Firstly, let's quickly introduce myself : I'm 15, really crazy about Linux for about 4 months and especially about Linux Mint.
And I'm French (so, please, excuse me if I do mistakes
So, here's my problem : I collected two computers in a waste disposal last holidays. One of them seems to works perfectly (I installed Xubuntu on it), but it's not so good with the other
. When I try to boot, I can always enter the BIOS, start to boot on a live or alternate cd (I tryed with Live_Xubuntu, Alternate_Xubuntu, Linux Mint 10, Linux Mint 7 and SliTaz 4.0). My RAM is about 512 MBytes and well-recognized, cd players works perfectly and my disks are well-burnt. But with each version I try, some errors occurs, never exactly the same : sometimes, I could only use Mint's console, or I had bugs in graphic appearance, but most of the times, after choosing boot options and loading files like casper.initrz
, I have one of these two cases:
-A screen which shows something like "graphics initialization failled error setting up gfxboot", then I have a prompt to reboot
-A screen saying that some sectors are corrupt, the keyboard isn't responding and I have to reboot manually
After trying several hardware hackings, I saw that a capacitor of the motherboard was quite convex, and I know that's a bad thing
. Its specifications are : 6.3V, 2200µF. So, my question is : could my problems come from this capacitor (in this case, in would only have to replace it), or must I have a look to other components like processor (maybe the only one chipset I didn't check) ?
Thanks, if you have answers ...