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Linux Installing Problems

Postby Rhodderzxii on Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:07 pm

Hi im not new to linux but everytime i try to install mint using the cd it comes up with the countdown then comes up wth the loading screen but thats it. i tried it in compatabilitie mode and it get to cpu the font changes to a narrower font and yhen stops.on both occasions the disc stops as well.
i have a dual core proccessor
i have tried burning it at diferent speed, discs but to no avale.
thanks for your help in advance.
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Re: Linux Installing Problems

Postby Fornhamfred on Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:46 pm

Sorry to hear you are having problems.

It is always a good idea to post the full spec of your machine as someone with a similar spec may have had problems. Also which version of Mint are you trying to install and whether it ran OK as a live cd.
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Re: Linux Installing Problems

Postby Rhodderzxii on Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:49 pm

hi i just tested mint on virtual box and it works perfectly so it would have to be my bios but something quick. would windows 7 have anything to do with it not working?
Windows: Microsoft Windows 7 6.1.7100
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7100.0
Memory (RAM): 1918 MB
CPU Info: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2370 @ 1.73GHz
CPU Speed: 1725.2 MHz
Sound card: Speakers (High Definition Audio
Display Adapters: SiS Mirage 3 Graphics | SiS Mirage 3 Graphics | RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder Mirror Driver | RDP Reflector Display Driver
Monitors: 1
Screen Resolution: 1280 X 800 - 32 bit
Network: Network Present
Network Adapters: Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11b/g 54Mbps USB 2.0 Network Adapter | SiS191 Ethernet Controller
CD / DVD Drives: D: TSSTcorpCDDVDW TS-L632H | E: MRKJIHG SD6JWHAV8
COM Ports: NOT Present
LPT Ports: NOT Present
Mouse: 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 101.9GB
Hard Disks - Free: C: 18.9GB
USB Controllers: 3 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): Not Detected
PCMCIA (Laptops): Not Installed
Manufacturer: OEM
Product Make: DIXONSXP
AC Power Status: OnLine
BIOS Info:
Time Zone: GMT Standard Time
Battery: High
Motherboard: DIXONSXP N/A
Modem: Not detected
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Re: Linux Installing Problems

Postby Fornhamfred on Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:30 pm

Are you trying to dual boot with Windows 7?
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Re: Linux Installing Problems

Postby Rhodderzxii on Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:34 pm

yes and i did have ubuntu dual booted with vista but i got rid of ubuntu then about a month ago got rid of vista and used 7 due to compatability (7 is much better).
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Re: Linux Installing Problems

Postby ZekeMenuar on Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:42 pm

Make a new partition from the free space on your hard drive. Seven or eight gigabytes should do it.
You can do this in Windows disk management or use a third party app like EASEUS.

Install Mint in that partition. That's how I installed Mint 7 and Windows 7 on my computer. Works like a charm.
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Re: Linux Installing Problems

Postby Rhodderzxii on Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:43 pm

i did that in the first place but it still sticks at the loading screen after the countdown
EDIT: i am going to try and delete the other partition and see if that helps as i added the partition before i did anything
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Re: Linux Installing Problems

Postby Rhodderzxii on Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:00 pm

i just tried it again after deleting the partition and still no avail
could this be a driver problem
EDIT:
i did it again in compatability mode and this is my error:
20070126
AE_NOT_FOUND
Processor Devise Not Present
could this be incompatability with dual core?
Apparently people have had a simular problem but there machine boots my one just sys that message 4 times then stops.
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Re: Linux Installing Problems

Postby Rhodderzxii on Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:57 am

Ive got mint installed by downloading mint 7 and it went without probs went to reboot and it has not added itselfe to the registry, is there a way to add it in vista boot pro or is there a grub installer for windows?
also my mint installation is on my second partition.
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Re: Linux Installing Problems

Postby Rhodderzxii on Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:10 am

Allright i downloaded free bsd which is linux compatable and free :D
ok it didnt work due to the fact that mint is in its own folder and everything tried installing it with windows with no seperate partition and still failed.
any help would be greatly appreciated thanks
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Re: Linux Installing Problems

Postby Fornhamfred on Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:27 pm

Going back to basics.

Did the live cd run OK on your machine?

Have you tried downloading Mint 7 X64 and running that as a live cd?
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Re: Linux Installing Problems

Postby Rhodderzxii on Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:22 pm

Yes and it does exactly the same as 32 bit ver and where the font changes to a narroer font and hangs at the 4th string saying "AE_NOT_FOUND" Processor Devise not present
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Re: Linux Installing Problems

Postby Fornhamfred on Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:40 pm

Having googled your problem the only reference I can find is a bug report on Ubuntu Hardy which matches your problem.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... /+activity
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Re: Linux Installing Problems

Postby Rhodderzxii on Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:09 pm

what i dont get is i found my ubuntu disc an hour ago installed it and it hangs at either the same message or at mounting disc and this is last years version which i know worked as i installed it and messed around with it.
I just want to do this as when i get into colledge i was told that half our work is on linux and that my mate told me it will be easier to get a higher grade as i "apparently" have a tallent with this stuff (apparently i have a talent with coding and understanding it quickly without learning it) so as i have 3 months left 2 colledge and i would like to get a "head start" if you know what i meen :D
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Re: Linux Installing Problems

Postby Rhodderzxii on Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:11 pm

i just went and looked at all my spes and it all says my cpu is a 64 bit family. does this meen my cpu is 64 bit as everywhere i look it says 64bit lioke my motherboard is 64 bit
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Re: Linux Installing Problems

Postby Fornhamfred on Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:23 am

It certainly sounds as though your setup is 64 bit but it should still run on the 32 bit version. Have you tried any other distro just in case there is some clash with the ubuntu type os. I would suggest that you download PcLinuxOS and see if that will load. If that has a problem then I would check out the hardware.

Good Luck.
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Re: Linux Installing Problems

Postby owend on Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:28 pm

I've had a similar problem. I cured it by deleting a partition suing the Live CD, then installing: I think the installer can't always cope with deleting a partition and installing in one operation?
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