I'm as new as new can be to Linux, my only previous encounters with Linux having been accidentally booting up a Knoppix Livecd that was wrongly labelled Windows XP
However I have been increasingly drawn to opensource software and so i made up my mind to install Linux on my new computer. I have recently rigged up a Core 2 duo based PC, with a Intel DG965RY motherboard.
Well, my problem is that, I CAN"T INSTALL ANY VERSION OF LINUX on my new system.
I have tried UBuntu, Fedora, Suse, each one of them downloaded as recently as november 2006 from the official sites. I checked the CD/DVD's on my older system and they install fine. My older system is a measly 1.8 ghz P4 based system with an Intel 845 board.
I can't even run the knoppix live cd.
The install process or whatever it is,
, begins with
Starting Caldera DR DOS..... then it says, after some more text,
oak technology 0T1-011 CdROM drevice driver
Device name: MSCD001
No drives found, aborting installation
Intel corporation 2834 univ. host controller......
USB driver loaded successfully,
could not map OHCI registers.....
Firewire failed to initialize
Serial CD driver loaded
Caldera DR DOS 7.03.......
FAT 32 LFN driver for DR DOS version 1.200
Usage: FAT 32.exe - w....
Search for USB HDD devices
USB devices successfully loaded
No FAT 32 volumes found, exiting.....
NTFS file system found
Partition C D E F installed.....
USB support installed.....
NCWDEX. EXE version 2.81 CDROM filehandler
Driver not found: MSCDOO1......
Now there is a blank screen for a moment, and then,
It goes into command line
AND IT STOPS THERE winking at me almost cruelly.
HAving been a windows user ever since i set my eyes on a computer, i'm totally a loss at command line optons.
well there it is, that's what happens with both Ubuntu and knoppix installations. exactly the same thiong..
Now what does this mean.. IS there a problem with my BIOS...? My HDD is not recognized..?
Someone please help.