Have been enjoying pclinuxos on a thumb on my netbook and decided to try an install from the live cd to one of my desktops..however I could not get the cd to boot to gui..the computer posts as amd athalon 2600+..the live cd seems to get to usb and hangs up...it seems to do this with several linux live cds..>So I went into the cmos to intigrated periferals and changed the usb=v1.1+2.0 to 1.1 and the live cds boot to desktop but then the usb will not work...I was wondering if anyone had any ideas..is linux not compatible with the amd athalon 2600+? or its usb...the system appeared to work fine...just no usb..I did not notice a boot time code for usb..if the onboard usb is not compatiable or malfunctioning with linux would a PCI usb card work...any ideas would be helpfull..thanks for any
The specific speed of the processor makes no difference, only the family of the processor. PClinuxOS is compatible with that processor and with USB 1.1 and USB 2.0. You may just have something broken on that MB. Does that computer support booting from USB? Did you have a USB thumb drive in a USB port when trying to boot the liveCD?
Have you tried doing the installation, then changing the BIOS setting once the installation is up and running? I'm running this installation on a AMD Athlon XP 2100+ in an old Compaq mid tower, running from a 1 TB external hard drive connected to a USB 2 port on an add in card, so would guess your setup isn't that much different, probably newer, if it has a specific BIOS setting for built in USB 2.0. (this one's from 2002) I run Linux on hardware older than this, without problems, so barring physical damage, or improper setting it should run just fine on whatever it is you are working with.
It might help if you gave the full specs for the machine in question, rather than just the little you already posted. The more you give, information wise, the more likely it is someone will recognize a possibly known peculiarity of the machine that needs to be addressed, and the proper settings to get it working for you.