Several months ago, I had a chance to try running the live cd version of Mandriva One (version 2008) on my old laptop.
At that time I was very impressed, it was beautiful, very user-friendly and everything just worked flawlessly. I really like it so much that I decided to install it permanently replacing Ubuntu Gutsy.
Later on I postponed the plan in view that the new version (2008.1 Spring) was under development, I thought I better wait for it.
So when Mandriva One 2008.1 Spring was out several days ago, I was very excited.
Although I prefer the Gnome version, I also downloaded the KDE version to try this beautiful distro.
Alas, my excitement did not last long.
Both CD did not manage to boot, all I got was initial boot splash and then the booting instantly stopped, leaving the screen in black.
(Strangely both CD works fine on my desktop).
I have tried many distro on this laptop and that was the first time it failed to boot, so I was very curious.
I tried to boot using boot parameters combination (adjusting the screen resolution, set the acpi off, remove splash, etc) without any success.
For several days I tried and tried, searching any information on the net, hoping to find any clue, but so far I could not find any.
Well, for now I have to give up and forget installing this beautiful distro on my old laptop.
I guess this time I am not lucky :(