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Old 02-26-2013, 04:09 AM   #1
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Can't boot any Distro


Hello, I built this desktop back in 2012

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CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 96
Motherboard: MSI 890FXA-GD70 (MS-7640
Memory: 4096 MBytes @ 602 MHz, 8.0-8-8-20- 2x2048 MB PC12800 DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics: XFX Radeon HD 6950ATI/AMD Radeon HD 6950 (CAYMAN PRO), 1024 MB GDDR5 SDRAM
Drive: LITEON 24X DVD+R DL + LightScribeDrive
Sound: Creative SB X-Fi Titanium
I have been unsuccessful at booting any distro on this build. The only thing i can provide is the last screen to show when booting any distro.

Sorry i had to screenshot it with my phone since it is part of the boot sequence that it stops at.

http://i.imgur.com/JkiXFzT.jpg

I'm hoping someone can shed some light on my problem as to why no distro boots. Also these are Live versions of distros from DVD as well as USB drives
 
Old 02-26-2013, 04:18 AM   #2
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I would try a live CD or a diagnostic CD with memory check (probably you can try to remove one of the SDRAMs).
 
Old 02-26-2013, 05:37 AM   #3
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How are you burning dvd?
Are you using unetbootin for usb.
Also most distros you can boot in failsafe mode.
 
Old 02-26-2013, 06:30 AM   #4
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Reset your BIOS/UEFI settings and set all settings for voltages and clockspeed/timing of the RAM to "auto".
After that test your RAM with Memtest86+.
 
Old 05-30-2013, 05:41 PM   #5
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Sorry for getting back to this so late, had some pretty important stuff come at me in life.

Anyways.

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How are you burning dvd?
Are you using unetbootin for usb.
Also most distros you can boot in failsafe mode.
for DVD's i'm using imgburn on lowest write speed, the discs work in other desktops so no problem there, checksums even verify.
for USBs i've used UNetbootin and also LinuxLive USB Creator

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I would try a live CD or a diagnostic CD with memory check (probably you can try to remove one of the SDRAMs).
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Reset your BIOS/UEFI settings and set all settings for voltages and clockspeed/timing of the RAM to "auto".
After that test your RAM with Memtest86+.
Memtest86+ Comes up with no errors on several passes, i've thought it was the RAM a long time ago and it passed before, decided to give it another test just incase and still comes up clean with no errors.

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Old 05-30-2013, 06:18 PM   #6
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Have you tried to flash the motherboard with the latest BIOS?
 
Old 05-30-2013, 07:39 PM   #7
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Have you tried to flash the motherboard with the latest BIOS?
Didn't think about that, so I checked out to see if I had an update and I did. I always get a little worried when doing BIOS Updates because of the damage that can be done...

Anyways, I flashed the newest BIOS and sure enough a live copy of the latest Ubuntu booted right up. I don't know what may have changed but after flashing the BIOS, I also loaded the defaults up and fixed the boot order before i booted it into Linux.

I'm going to give a few other distros a try and see if all is well, Hopefully this is the last you'll hear from me.

Thanks a bunch.
 
Old 05-30-2013, 08:08 PM   #8
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Nice that it works now and good luck that it keeps working.

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Hopefully this is the last you'll hear from me.
I hope not. We always need active members that can help others with their problems.
 
Old 06-01-2013, 12:37 AM   #9
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You might want to check if your CMOS backup battery is good, bad, leaking, etc..
 
Old 06-07-2013, 09:37 PM   #10
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I've seen similar things before on some of my systems, and what I did was use a live cd variation of said distro, mount the installation partition to /mnt or another directory, and then sudo chroot /mnt to chroot into it, the install a new kernel, and then run update-grub, or update the grub file manually, and boot into that new kernel.
 
  


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