Ubuntu Gateway SOLO 9300 can not mount /dev

Gateway Solo 9300 series notebook batter...
December 8, 2010 at 10:47:28
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium 3, 497 MHZ / 224 MB
I'm booting a Ubuntu network 10.10 CD ROM on Gateway Solo 9300 with XP SP3, Pentium III 500E MHz, 224MB

System RAM, 20 MB HD.
I have verified the ISO download with the MD5 checksum using the winMd5Sum program. Accessing this CD under Windows (on my Dell DDIMENSION 8400) shows the 3 startup option buttons.
This is what happens:
<rectangle = man in circle at bottom of display>

Boot up with 'Ubuntu 10.10' and '4 dots' under. Prints following msg :

BusyBox v1.15.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.15.3-1ubuntu5) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

(initramfs) Can not mount /dev/loop0 (/cdrom/casper/filesystem.squashfs) on //filesystem.squashfs
<blinking '_' cursor>

Screen goes blank for 5 minutes with continued CD activity, then quiet. Then I get two more lines:
udevd[76]: worker [189] unexpectedly returned with status 0x0100
udevd[76]: worker [189] failed while handling '/devices/virtual/block/loop0'

(initramfs) <blinking '_' cursor>
Entering 'exit' returns a page of errors
/scripts/casper-bottom/ ... can't create... can't ...

(initramfs) reboot
causes a reboot. Quickly removing the Ubuntu CD gets me back to WinXP.

The number '1' padlock light was lite up.
It would not start up the next 5 times (just a flashing cursor) with or without the Ubuntu CD, then it

booted into Windows XP like normal.

In Windows XP, the Ubuntu CD comes up with the 3 button options.

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December 8, 2010 at 18:41:43
Might try some other cd like featherlinux or puppy or slitaz. There many others too but try one or two of those first.

Your computer needs more everything.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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December 9, 2010 at 00:09:44
You need a 1000mhz CPU and 512MB Mem to run most mainstream Linux well.

I would advise to try Puppy Linux as it is designed for older hardware..

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December 9, 2010 at 16:21:38
I would be interested to see how this runs:


you need to create a swap partition.


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