Recently installed Kubuntu (which I'd been using since '07) in a neighbors tower after XP crashed and a reinstall from the CD on hand wouln't validate. The Kubuntu CD ran fine but the install wouldn't boot. After realizing the tower had a 64 bit processor tried Kubuntu Maverick 64. Same issue the install wouldn't boot. Then tried Mepis 8.5 64 and all went well. Upon realizing Mepis still uses Grub 0.97 tried Kubuntu one more time but this time from the live CD installed Grub 0.97 but still wouldn't boot. Posting the issue on their forum with a photo of the error message produce no replies for their community in three days. So Mepis it was for my neighbor. BUT, that's not the end of the story.
My Kubuntu tower since Maverick has had a problem with the .xsession-errors file getting so large--in excess of 15gb in a text file--that I'd have to reboot every few hours. There was one post to their forum from a user having the same problem but no replies from the community. This prompted me to do a clean install of Kubuntu which offered an improvement but still the .xsession-errors file was growing too large too fast. Installing Mepis 8.5 on my Dell Dimension 8300 tower proved to be the cure. Now .xsession-errors grows at a slow maneagable under control rate. Mepis it is.
When I'm able to free up an extra partition I'll dabble with Mepis 11.