I'm attempting to put Ubuntu on an old HP Pavilion zt1130, which has a Celeron i686 processor. I used an Ubuntu MATE 16.04 disk that was lying around. However, I got the error:
initramfs unpacking failed: write error
I've seen this before, and so I got a blank DVD and burned a new copy of vanilla Ubuntu 16.04. I booted to the CD and got the same error! I've also tried using the
forcepae boot parameter which often does miracles on older machines, but got the same error. I'm no expert, so I can't tell what's going on here. I'd really appreciate the help.