Trouble installing Kubuntu 10.10

I'm trying to install Kubuntu 10.10 32bit on an old machine that was previously running Windows XP: 1Mbyte RAM, 80GByte Harddrive. I can't remember what processer / motherboard it has. Graphics card, network card integrated onto the motherboard. No network connected.

Installation seems to progress normally, the disk is ejected and the machine reboots. The Kubuntu 10.10 screen appears. Next a get a screen with a window which shows a picture of a harddrive. A short time later a crossed spanner and screw driver appear next to the harddrive. Then two more pictures want to appear next to the spanner / screwdriver, but before they can come into focus the screen goes blank and I'm back at the screen with the windows and the picture of harddrive this cycle repeats indefinitely.

I looked at your forums and found one that suggested that the harddrive was full and therefore the /tmp directory could not be mounted, but Kubuntu needs only 6Gb and I have a 80Gb drive it can't be full.

To confirm I booted the Kubuntu CD into the rescue shell and did an df - got the following:
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 71129480 2132568 65383680 4% /
none 496488 160 496328 1% /dev
none 496488 160 496328 1% /dev/pts
none 496488 160 496328 1% /dev/shm
none 71129480 2132568 65383680 4% /var/run
none 71129480 2132568 65383680 4% /var/lock
none 71129480 2132568 65383680 4% /var/lin/ureadahead/debugfs

I had expected something like:
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 XXXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXXX XX% /
udev XXXXXX XXX XXXXXX X% /dev

I checked the disk and the machine's memory for errors - nothing.

What can I do to resolve the problem?
Any help will be greatly appreciated!
Thanks!

Kubunu won't install

Not an expert but maybe your specs aren't good enough although you didn't give much and I'm guessing your amount of ram was supposed to be 1GB but anyway Kubuntu can be quite demanding for an older machine because it's quite graphically enhanced maybe you could try Ubuntu or Lubuntu? Or try using Unetbootin " http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ " to make a USB bootable Kubuntu from ISO it will boot quicker from USB!