I'm helping my dad fixing his old computer. I am now running it from Fedora 16 with XFCE Live CD.
If I try to install, as soon as it gets to the part where it writes partition to disk however, the computer just freezes (screen image is frozen, no mouse nor keyboard response--even num-lock won't change then). The only way out is a reset.
This issue occurred, though less consistently on Windows, it occurred too after installing Xubuntu 11.10.
I suspect this issue is hard-drive related, since now the Live CD runs smoothly and since it freezes on writing partitions. I am not sure however. (I also ran a metest which was passed without error.)
Is there a way to find out what the source of the problem is and can I do this from the live CD? And so how? (I am pretty illiterate regarding hardware).
Could you guide me through please? Where do I start?
PS: I can do the troubleshooting from Xubuntu 11.10 LiveCD alternatively.