Posted 04 November 2009 - 01:19 AM
Do you have swap available?
This is the top output:
last pid: 15164; load averages: 1.41, 1.36, 1.48 up 0+01:20:02 06:14:49
123 processes: 6 running, 117 sleeping
CPU: 56.3% user, 0.0% nice, 43.8% system, 0.0% interrupt, 0.0% idle
Mem: 183M Active, 1098M Inact, 187M Wired, 164K Cache, 112M Buf, 270M Free
Swap: 600M Total, 600M Free
Now I'm running kde4 on freebsd with Make and using firefox. The requirements for memory will increase by 25 to 50% for Linux.
The processor I have is a sempron 3400+.
It also helps if your graphics and sound cards are PCI and PCIe. Cuts down on cpu stress and mainboard memory.
Another thing is did you check the md5 sum of the disk? You should also use cd-rw for the first successful burn of a disc then make a permanent backup to cd-r.