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Postby cool_gamer8119 on Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:12 pm

Sorry... i am new to linux and linux mint... but i have downloaded this 3 times from different links and burned it 5 times at least!!! it normally stops (when booting) at a screen that says "bla bla bla bla debian bla bla bla
Loading..."

once went on from there and then froze on the install!!! :?: :?: :?: What is wrong? :?: :?: :?:
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Postby cool_gamer8119 on Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:27 pm

sorry... i guess this might help...

I am running win xp pro sp2 on an ibm with 256 mb mem and i have a CD DVD R RW burner and nvidia graphics...

if anyone wanted to know...
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Postby mumbo719 on Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:37 pm

I am no expert but I believe the 256k of RAM is the issue. You may want to try Xubuntu. The XFCE desktop will run nicely with 256k of RAM.
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Postby cool_gamer8119 on Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:42 pm

uhhh... no...

it has run... just buggy...

every time i burned it i verifyed it and there were errors... i do not know why...

and then it doesnt work...

that i think is the problem but i do not know a fix
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Postby cool_gamer8119 on Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:31 pm

*looks at other posts*
I did as suggested in other posts and checked the md5sum of the iso and found it matched...

so i do not understand what went wrong 5 or more times of burning...

could it be that i am using RW disks?
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Postby timmyflight on Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:19 am

Hi, try burning the image at a slower speed, like 4X or so, perhaps that will
reduce the chance for errors.
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Postby gramnemo on Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:08 am

It is necessary to write down CD disc as image ISO. There can be at you a mistake at record on your computer? Try to write down on other computer .
I had such case
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Postby Sorensei on Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:13 am

I had the same problem with the first disk I burnt - the checksum of the ISO was clean, but it hang after loading 16% of the kernel...

I re-burnt it at a slower speed, check the integrity of the new disk, and tada!

It installed like a breeze.
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Postby cool_gamer8119 on Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:09 pm

okokok... i see what u mean... but i am using CD RW disks... already written... it wont go slower than 4x i think... and i checked as i said above that thing to see if it downloaded correctly and it did... but i used Nero and burned it 4 times and each time it said there were errors verifying...

i do not mean to be overwhelming but it is just annoying me...


my questions are:
1) Should i use rw disks?
2) is nero the problem (note: i used another program the 5th burn)
3) I have an ipod shuffle, search it if u want to know about it, and i can use it like a usb drive... if i can use that to install, than how do i?

sorry if i am a little harsh here but i have been trying this for a week or 2
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Postby scorp123 on Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:05 pm

How old is that CD-RW disk? CD-RW disks don't last forever, you know. After a few re-writes it's bye bye Kansas and you should throw that disk away, because errors is all you'll get from it. The notion that a CD-RW "can be written to 1000 times" is often misunderstood: Those 1000 times are way faster achieved than you think. Also it might be a physical problem of your CD-writer drive.

I'd suggest you try with a clean CD-R, or maybe even ask a friend if he could burn that CD for you. Then test the CD on his machine. This would at least exclude the CD as source of the error. If the same CD still crashes your machine then it must be a hardware error of your PC in some way.
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Postby cool_gamer8119 on Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:19 pm

can i use my shuffle? it can be like a usb flash drive...
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Postby scorp123 on Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:12 pm

cool_gamer8119 wrote:can i use my shuffle? it can be like a usb flash drive...
You are free to try what you want, but why complicate matters?? If you can't even get a CD-R burned the right way then I wonder how much chance of success you imagine you might have with placing a Linux distribution designed to be booted off CD-R discs on a USB pen drive? ... or even an iPod shuffle?? I wouldn't want to waste my time with such efforts which are unlikely to produce useful results. But if you know how to do this --for I don't-- you're welcome to post a so called "How To" document here.

Let's stick to the original plan, OK? Burn a CD-R and see if it crashes any other machine too, and if it doesn't, try it on your machine ... :wink: That's at least how I would go about troubleshooting this. It doesn't help you at all to try a dozen or so new creative methods if even the most basic one (burning a CD and then booting it) doesn't work for you. Especially as you are not even sure what the source of your problem is. :roll:
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Postby cool_gamer8119 on Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:20 pm

okokok :roll: !!! i just dont have any CD Rs around right now...

i am going to the store tomorrow anyway and i can get some there... i just wanted quicker results... :wink:

This is the only linux distro that i have tried on a cd rw anyway, i used to have Kubuntu (variation of Ubuntu, didnt work with wireless card :? ) and it worked well but i burned on a CD R instead...

i can wait until tomorrow :wink: :wink: :wink:
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Postby scorp123 on Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:55 am

In my experience not all CD-R and CD-RW brands work so well with all CD writers. Has to do with the surface of the CD-R / CD-RW and the laser in the CD-writer drive and how much of the laser beam is reflected back and so on. Your mileage may vary.

I'd suggest to stay away from cheap unknown brands. In my experience Sony and Imation CD-R disks give the best results and just work everywhere, some other brands like Samsung, TDK and others such as Philips are good too. If you can't find Sony CD-R's I'd go for TDK or Imation. Just stay away from cheapo brands.
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Postby cool_gamer8119 on Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:16 pm

yay it worked!!! i have Linux Mint on a seprate partion from XP untill i can get internet working!!! THANK YOU!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Postby cool_gamer8119 on Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:18 pm

also, i used Fujifilm brand CD Rs (the only sony ones were RWs and that was what i was using before...) and they worked great! i burned at 4x with a burning software called ImgBurn and then i verified it...
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