Problem with 11.1 LiveCD on old DL580

Hello I am trying to load 11.1 live CD on and old DL580 G1 dual 900MHz system w/2GB ram. I am finding that the live CD freezes at the point it is trying to mount Live Boot Drive. I think this is the CD ROM correct? The disk loads and I have been able to run a successful Memory test be anytime I load the kernel it will get to the splash screen and if I esc out I can see it freezes at the mount. Any ideas? I am a newbie. I am going to try loading 10.3 tonight to see if that works. I previously had the system partially loaded on 10.3 network install.