Trouble installing Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft on Dell Inspiron 4000 notebook

The Master of Disaster iamthemasterofdisaster at
Fri Jan 19 04:23:44 UTC 2007

I am trying to install Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft on my Dell Inspiron 4000 using
ubuntu-6.10-desktop-i386.iso (which I of course burned).
The iso matched the MD5 checksum and the live CD has no defects on it
according to the checker.
Upon boot, before it launches Gnome, it gives me an error saying:

"udevd-event [4430] : wait_for_sysfs: waiting for
* Activating swap...                      [ ok ]
mount: Function not implemented :
*checking file systems...
fsck 1.39 (29-may-2006)
                                                 [ ok ] "

I dunno if it's related, but after restarting Gnome (CTRL+ALT+BCKSP) about
15 times, I got another set of errors:
[17180791.144000] cpufreq: change failed with new_state 0 and result 0
[17180793.696000] cpufreq: change failed with new_state 1 and result 0

But the CD boots fine (albeit really slowly, which AFAIK is normal). It
seems to work seamlessly with my other devices, detects my PCMCIA network
adapters (Belkin 802.11G wireless, D-Link 10/100 CAT-5) and plays
sound/looks good etc.
But when I click install it freezes completely. Control+Alt+Backspace
doesn't even do anything.
I'm a noob at Linux so it's probably something simple =)
I tried looking at the Ubuntu site but nothing I found there was about
troubleshooting the installation process.

Thanks for your help, you guys rock =)

Below is a list of my specs as generated by Everest Home Edition.

      CPU Type                                          Mobile Intel Pentium
IIIE, 700 MHz (7 x 100)
      Motherboard Name                                  Dell Inspiron 4000
      Motherboard Chipset                               Intel 82440BX/ZX
      System Memory                                     192 MB  (SDRAM)
      BIOS Type                                         Phoenix (04/09/01)
      Communication Port                                Communications Port
      Communication Port                                ECP Printer Port

      Video Adapter                                     ATI Rage Mobility
128 (English)
      3D Accelerator                                    ATI Rage Mobility
128 AGP2X (M3)
      Monitor                                           Default Monitor
      Monitor                                           Default Monitor

      Audio Adapter                                     ESS Technology
ES1983S Maestro-3i Audio Accelerator

      IDE Controller                                    Intel 82371AB/EB PCI
Bus Master IDE Controller
      IDE Controller                                    Primary IDE
controller (dual fifo)
      IDE Controller                                    Secondary IDE
controller (dual fifo)
      SCSI/RAID Controller                              D347PRT SCSI
      Floppy Drive                                      GENERIC NEC  FLOPPY
      Disk Drive                                        GENERIC IDE  DISK
      Optical Drive                                     HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM
      SMART Hard Disks Status                           OK

      C: (FAT32)                                        9435 MB (688 MB

      Keyboard                                          Standard 101/102-Key
or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
      Mouse                                             Microsoft PS/2

      Network Adapter                                   Belkin Wireless G
Notebook Card  (
      Network Adapter                                   D-Link DFE-670TXD
Fast Ethernet PC Card
      Network Adapter                                   PPP Adapter.
      Modem                                             Parallel cable on
      Modem                                             Serial cable on COM1

      USB1 Controller                                   Intel 82371AB/EB
PIIX4 - USB Host Controller

    Problems & Suggestions:
      Problem                                           Disk free space is
only 7% on drive C:.

The Master of Disaster
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