[SOLVED] Booting up with SimplyMEPIS 6.5.00 linuxrc: not found
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Booting up with SimplyMEPIS 6.5.00 linuxrc: not found
I am new to Linux. I am taking an online course at Normandale community college in Minnesota called "Introduction to Linux".
I have been an embedded software engineer for almost 30 years but have not yet used Linux.
I am very motivated to learn Linux since employers are asking for it. My contract at my last job ended October 4, 2013 and I am "in transition".
I am using the SimplyMEPIS distribution 6.5 that the class is based on. However, the instructor made it clear we can use newer versions if desired.
I have created a CD from image file SimplyMEPIS-CD_6.5.00_32.iso.
I am using this on a MSI laptop with Windows 7.
I shut down the laptop with the CD draw open. With power off, I placed the newly created CD in the CD draw.
I power up the laptop.
At first I get a screen that says Linux will boot up in X amount of seconds. It counts down and then proceeds to boot up.
Next, I get this message that repeats and continually scrolls off the screen:
/etc/init: /etc/init: 5: /linuxrc: not found
Not sure how to proceed, however there are many posts on the internet. I am sure I am not the first one to have this problem.
If I were you I would get the most current version of MEPIs, which I believe is 11 or so. The one you have now, your PC may be newer than the version. I think you'd have better luck with the newer versions which you can find from mirrors here: http://www.mepis.org/mirrors
EDIT: As a note the 6.5 version is from 2007 so I do think you'd be better off with a newer version