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Can't Start Linux 15 on XP

Postby JN.Wilson on Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:03 pm

I bought a DVD (from OSDisc.com) and tried to install Linux Mint 15 on my XP as a dual boot. When I select Linux, the screen tells me that it is completing Linux Mint installation, then displays "Linux 15" after which it re-boots. The second time it displays a grey screen before it re-boots.

I have an XP Professinoal with service pack 3. It has a 1.15g AMD Athlon processor, a 41.09 g HD with 5 g free.

What do I need to do?

Thanks.

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Re: Can't Start Linux 15 on XP

Postby JN.Wilson on Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:36 pm

Reset!

I decided to free up some memory, and the result was that I now have 300 mb available. So, I misread the scan: 5g was really 5m! Clearly insufficient. But there were no warning messages. And I booted in the safe mode, whatever that means.

All seems well now. I haven't had time to evaluate it, but it looks okay.

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Re: Can't Start Linux 15 on XP

Postby Mark Phelps on Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:26 pm

You appear to be confusing "memory" with "disk space". What you most likely freed up was "disk space" -- as there is no way that any Linux distro is going to require 5Gb of "memory".
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Re: Can't Start Linux 15 on XP

Postby JN.Wilson on Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:18 am

I was confused, but it was disk space that I was talking about. And the installed Linux takes 9g of disk space.

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Re: Can't Start Linux 15 on XP

Postby administrollaattori on Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:43 am

JN.Wilson wrote:I have an XP Professinoal with service pack 3. It has a 1.15g AMD Athlon processor, a 41.09 g HD with 5 g free.
What do I need to do?


1.Remove all unnecessary programs from XP
2. Clean XP´s temorary files using BleachBit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj46zIqn2bQ
3. Set restore point size smaller than default
4. Diminish / remove Pagefile.sys file size
5. Resize XP using Easeus Partition Master
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7cQ16OFIyc
6. Leave at least 20 GB for Mint
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Re: Can't Start Linux 15 on XP

Postby JN.Wilson on Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:56 pm

How do I close this question?

Thanks for all your help.

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