I have a really old laptop that was running windows 98. I took this apart and installed a 40gb hard drive to replace its 6gb ready for a fresh UBUNTU install. When i went to install Ubuntu 8 it hangs forever on this screen... '[ 0.000000] ACPI: DMI BIOS year==0, assuming ACPI-capable machine I have searched this problem and tried adding ACPI=off at the end of the boot options but no luck, instead it will just go to a blank screen. I tried booting up another live cd i own called mini-PE... It got to the desktop but returned an error about the isaac.exe really quickly then restarted? I think it might be a RAM problem but as far as i know this laptop has soldered RAM.. Is this the end of my old laptop? I would really like to have a little unix machine running !