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Gparted Not Wanting to Work Correctly...Maybe Video

Postby captain_juno on Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:03 pm

I had a similar problem with installing LinuxMint; it would only work in safe graphics mode. And, I think I need to do something like that with Gparted. I've used a couple different boot options and they all do the same: I go through a couple menus about language and keyboard and do all US and then it gets to a screen where I can tell there are large letters (probably not supposed to be) but there are a lot of colored boxes and it does not look right. I've seen other people say something about "VESA" but I don't know what or where that is.
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Re: Gparted Not Wanting to Work Correctly...Maybe Video

Postby Fred on Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:32 am

captain_juno,

Greetings,

How is everything going for you? I have a suggestion for you. Go to the Puppy Linux community web site and download "Puppy 3.01 shard iso" and burn it to cd. It is only about 155 MB. Burn it slow and check the md5 sum.

Put it in you cd drive and boot it. It is a live cd of a small linux distro. You can run Gparted from that. Just right click on the screen and select it from the menu. There is a utility on the desktop, I forget what it's called, that you can mount and unmount partitions with. You must have all the partitions unmounted before you can do any partitioning. Puppy comes in quite handy for doing maintenance and repair tasks as well as it is a pretty neat little program.

Enjoy,

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Re: Gparted Not Wanting to Work Correctly...Maybe Video

Postby Fred on Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:18 pm

Here is the url for Puppy shard 3.01 iso 155MB

http://tmxxine.com/Wikka/wikka.php?wakk ... xxineShard

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