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Pentium 3, 450 MHz
Note: Windows ME works perfectly fine on it.
I tried installing the older version of ubuntu i.e 6.0 but the same error occurs at 95% of installation.
Also, if you downloaded it and burnt your own install CD, have you verified that it has been burnt correctly?
Also, you can definitely install Linux on your PC: I have installed Ubuntu and Mandriva on several with similar specs, but you might be better off with a version of Linux tailored to older machines (Xubuntu, Vector, lots of others).
I have tried facing the same message when i installed 'Suse Linux' on my VMWare (virtual machine).
I tried installing via an iso image. Towards the closing stage it gave those two errors with 'GRUB' and 'initrd' file. I just tried ignoring and saw what happened. It gave an error 'Operating System not found'! :)
Initially i just allocated only 4GB of disk space. I was sure it was because of lack of diskspace only. Then i tried again with 10GB of diskspace in a fresh partition, everything went smoothly.
Hope this helps! :)