Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I'm a newbie and I just can't understand why I can't boot ANY linux distribution. I tried to boot many live distros such as ubuntu and sabayon, they start loading the system, everything seems to run fine, but at a certain point they suddendly stop, dividing the screen into hundreds and hundreds psychedelic multicoloured little squares. So, I tried to install other distros such as debian and fedora. In both cases, the installation goes fine, but when I try to boot the distributions I just installed, in fedora I have the same problem I have with live distros, in debian, everything stops, as the system gives me an incomprehensible kernel panic message. is my hardware incompatible with linux? I have an athlon 64 processor, and an m2n-mx motherboard, with integrated geforce 6100 and nforce 430. Has anybody had similar problems with my same hardware? Can somebody tell me how to solve this problem?
Maybe you have some bad memory - linux uses memory much more intensively than windows, and will certainly panic / freeze if there is a memory problem. Try running memtest86 (you can do it from a boot disk, and I think the (k)ubuntu install disk offers it as an option instead of "install linux"). Run it for several hours.
If you have an option for "PnP Bios" in your BIOS, turn it off.
Google for your MoBo and linux - maybe other people have had problems / found solutions.
And welcome to LQ!
sounds to me like an X issue. see if you can boot a text install, get it installed and running w/o X and then worry about that next if that is indeed the issue.
well, I can actually install some linux distribution, the matter is that I can't boot them. I installed debian, ubuntu(using the alternate cd, the standard one won't boot), and fedora, using the anaconda installer.
Sounds to me like a video driver issue.
Install a distro that boots in text mode the first time, such as Slackware.
Have the nvidia driver downloaded from nvidia.com and you can install it in text mode. Then it should work...
If you need step by step instructions, let me know, and I'll try to post them here.