I've attempted to install Bodhi on an old eMachine model KAV60 with N270 Atom Processor. The basic specs for this machine are:
N270 Atom Processor 1.6ghz 1 GB RAM 250 GB harddrive (currently running Windows 7)
I created a bootable 4 GB flash drive using the Legacy (32-bit) version (the Standard version complained about the processor type).
I booted it temporarily first. It looked like it was going to work but it only booted into a command-line interface and it provided a Help command that listed a long list of available Unix commands which appeared to work. I videoed the screen and these are the messages that were presented:
[ 0.322602] ACPI Error: [CAPB] Namespace lookup failure, AE_ALREADY_EXISTS (20160831/dsfield-211) [ 0.322813] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\_SB.PCIO._OSC] (Node f3c891c8), AE_ALREADY_EXISTS (20160831/psparse-543) [ 3.780461] [drm:intel_cpu_fifo_underrun_irq_handler [i915]] *ERROR* CPU pipe A FIFO underrun [ 3.780571] [drm:intel_cpu_fifo_underrun_irq_handler [i915]] *ERROR* CPU pipe B FIFO underrun [ 6.213273] sd 4:0:0:0: [sbd] No Caching mode page found [ 6.213479] sd 4:0:0:0: [sbd] Assuming drive cache: write through [ 6.377378] blk_update_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 2097136 [ 6.481144] blk_update_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 2095616 [ 6.529129] blk_update_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 2095856 [ 6.581134] blk_update_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 2097128
What did you use to make the usb, and did you check the iso is ok with doing a md5 check on it. It looks to me that either you have a corrupt iso or you used Unetbootin to make the usb, which tends to fail.
Which method did you use to create bootable medium? If unetbootin, then there is a chance of troubles you mentioned. Try Rufus under windows and use dd method. Or use directly dd command from Linux machine.
I am using Rufus-3.12, although I did pick the default method rather than the DD method. I changed that setting and recreated the bootable USB flash drive, and then booted it on the eMachine. Although I quickly saw some text messages that looked like errors appear and then vanish, the GUI came up and I was able to connect to my local WIFI network, so I think I'm in business. I checked again and your instructions clearly indicated I should use the DD method using Rufus, so that's my bad. Thanks for the help and quick reply. I'm sure I'll be here again.