MEDION MID2030 Notebook PC 8599
1024mb RAM (sans shared video memory)
3.2 GHz Intel Pentium 4
SiS chipset (I don't have full details to hand; I can look them up if you need more info)
I'm using a downloaded iso of Standard 5.8, and I can get as far as formatting the partitions I've previously prepared before I see the message "Cannot extract required/veclinux.tlz. The file may be corrupt, or the partition full. The state of the installation is unknown."
I don't believe the file is corrupt, as nothing awry comes up when I let the installer do a check on the required files. I was trying to put / in a 14gig partition and /home in a 29gig one - surely that's enough room? The website reckons I need only 2.1 gigs for the system.
I think there may be some bizarre fault with my computer, as I've previously tried installing Ubuntu, Xubuntu and Knoppix on my machine, with similar results or segfaults. It runs Windows XP, though, albeit with a blue screen of death every couple of hours.
I'm fairly new to Linux (only been using Ubuntu for a year or so), so please be gentle with me.