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Old 04-27-2012, 11:20 AM   #1
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Question Multiple distros + Wubi will not boot on desktop, hardware issues?


Hello all. I have tried Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu 11.10 & 12.04, Zenwalk, Slackware, Mint, and Salix on my desktop. Not a single distro has been able to boot on my machine. For the record, I do have Windows 7 Professional 64-bit installed and running very smoothly. So I fear this is a hardware detection problem with Linux. Here are my specs:

Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth P67 LGA 1155 SATA 6Gbps
http://www.amazon.com/SABERTOOTH-P67...5538969&sr=8-3

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600 @ 3.4GHz
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i7-2600-...5539049&sr=1-2

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti FPB 1024 MB GDDR5
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-M...5539115&sr=1-1

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 (2x4GB)
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengea...5539172&sr=1-3

Optical Drive: Samsung Blu-Ray 12x BD-ROM
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-12XRea...5539320&sr=1-1

PSU: Corsair TX750W, Series 80
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CMPSU-...5539677&sr=1-1

Case: Cooler Master HAF ATX Mid Tower
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-...5539441&sr=1-4

I have tried both Live CDs and install CD/DVDs to no avail. Windows installed with no issues, but I did first try Linux before Windows was even on the drive. By all means, if you are needing more information, please say so and I will try my best to supply you with it. If there is any component here that sticks out as potentially being the trouble-maker, I would greatly appreciate the help. Thank you in advance.

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Old 04-28-2012, 06:29 AM   #2
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What exactly do you mean with "not able to boot", please be more specific. At which stage of the boot time occurs the problem, what exactly is happening. Please use a distro that has no fancy bootscreen for determining this, so that you can see the actual boot messages.
From a hardware point of view, there is nothing special with your machine, so we really need more information on what exactly happens when you try to boot.
 
Old 04-29-2012, 12:50 PM   #3
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What exactly do you mean with "not able to boot", please be more specific. At which stage of the boot time occurs the problem, what exactly is happening. Please use a distro that has no fancy bootscreen for determining this, so that you can see the actual boot messages.
From a hardware point of view, there is nothing special with your machine, so we really need more information on what exactly happens when you try to boot.
I tried Mint 12 Xfce again, as I remembered it gave some messages before freezing. Here is what was last on the screen before it froze:
Code:
input1
[ 2.898938] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbhid
[ 2.899014] usbhid: USB HID core driver
[ 2.973432] ata 10.00: ATA-8: WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB0, 51,0AB51, max UDMA/133
[ 2.973518] ata10.00: 3907029168 sectors, multi 0: LBA48 NCQ (depth 31/32), A A
[ 2.979842] input: Primax Kensington Eagle Trackball as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-1.2/2-1.2:1.0/input/input4
[ 2.980002] generic-usb 0003:047D:2048.0003: input,hidraw2: USB HID v1.11 Mouse [Primax Kensington Eagle Trackball] on usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.2/input0
[ 3.008158] ata10.00: configured for UDMA/133
[ 3.008311] scsi 9:0:0:0: Direct-Access ATA WDC WD20EARS-00M 51.0 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
[ 3.008469] sd 9:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
[ 3.008471] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdb] 3907029168 512-byte logical blocks: (2.00 TB/1.81 TiB)
[ 3.008473] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdb] 4096-bye physical blocks
[ 3.008514] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[ 3.008516] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00 
[ 3.008530] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdb] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
[ 3.026635] sdb: sdb1 sdb2
[ 3.026909] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk
[ 3.051534] usb 2-1.4: new high speed USB device number 5 using echi_hcd
I hope this helps.
 
  


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