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Old 12-26-2004, 05:23 AM   #1
GreenFeather
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Cant install ANY Distros =(


Ive been trying to install linux for almost 1 week now, and I have not been able to get one Linux distro to install, ive tryed Slackware 10.0, SuSE 9.1 Personal, College Linux, Peanut Linux, Yuber Linux, I have a pretty decent CD-RW, and a whole package of blank CD's, im using BurnAtOnce to copy the ISO's and im getting my ISO's from Linuxiso.org and the Distros websites, my problems have been:

SuSE 9.1 Personal: Errors on packages, after install, wont finish installing(Burnt 3 copies of the ISO, still same problem.

Slackware 10.0: When I try to install and Click Find SOURCE in which you are installing Slackware 10.0, I click CD-ROM and it doesnt Detect a CD-ROM Drive/ and or a Slackware CD with install matierial.

Peanut Linux: Same Problem as Slackware

College Linux: Same Problem as Slackware

Yuber Linux: It just freezes up

Im very interested in Slackware, if I cant get this problem solved I was thinking about just buying the Box Set of Slackware 10.1, Supporting your favortire Distros seems to be a good thing =)

Last edited by GreenFeather; 12-26-2004 at 05:25 AM.
 
Old 12-26-2004, 05:33 AM   #2
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Did you read info @ http://linuxiso.org/viewdoc.php/isofaq.html

You may even try hard disk based installation from ISO read http://thinkdigit.com/howto.html?PHP...a754b50d8d927a
 
Old 12-26-2004, 06:05 AM   #3
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First of all in "windoze xpee" use Alcohol 120% to burn ISO files. In worst scenario Nero. Maximum speed allow not higher than 24 "on very decent CDRW"
 
Old 12-26-2004, 06:08 AM   #4
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I think you should try other burning software. There are many open-source ones out there, too. I use DeepBurner. It's freeware.
 
Old 12-26-2004, 07:45 AM   #5
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Post some specs on your computer
particularly the CD drives you are buring the cds with, and if different the specs of the cd in the computer trying to read the cds.
ie are you burning the cds with one computer and trying to install on another ?
floppy
 
Old 12-26-2004, 07:49 AM   #6
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Agree. Or you could order the CDs from UbuntuLinux, who will send them to you for free.
 
Old 12-26-2004, 09:20 AM   #7
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Did you check whether the MD5SUM matched up? This might be the problem. I had to download FC3 about three times untill the MD5SUM matched up.
 
Old 12-26-2004, 09:44 PM   #8
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Yes, im buring Slackware 10.0 ISO's on One computer and trying to install to Another computer, im gonna try and use diffrent burning software, thanks for the help, please post any more suggestions so I can try them one at a time, once again thank you, linunx community is much nicer then that of the windows community >.< rude little flamers


OH My specs, well im burning them from a

1.5Hgz Intel, 1GB Ram(Windows XP Pro)

CD-RW: CREATIVE 8 . 4 . 32X

The computer im trying to install it to is a

533Mhz, 128MB Ram(NO OPERATING SYSTEM INSTALLED)

CD-R Samsung Model Numer ####

Last edited by GreenFeather; 12-26-2004 at 09:47 PM.
 
Old 12-26-2004, 09:50 PM   #9
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I know this sounds crazy but I don't think its your images your burning, but your system with cdrom drive. It loads up fine, most of the time distros will load up everything until you need to do package selection, that's when it reads the cdrom once again.

I have a system, whenever I boot up with Slackware to install, it will start the install and when it goes to install from cdrom after selecting it, it fails. What I usually do is just simply open up the cdrom and then close it, then press ok to try again and it usually detects it every single time.

Sounds crazy I know but you should try this before wasting any more cdr's and such.
 
Old 12-26-2004, 10:25 PM   #10
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I have similar problem with Mandrake community 10.1.
I do not know if it helps but it works for me.

All I do was to burn again but with slower speed. I burn in 48X instead 52X. You may want to burn at 40X.
 
Old 12-26-2004, 10:28 PM   #11
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Yes, burn with slower speeds. Less risk of corrupted data. And don't use cd-rs', they are wasteful. Use cd-rws'
 
Old 12-27-2004, 01:32 AM   #12
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If that CD Drive that is trying to read the CDs is fairly old, like its a 48 speed or earlier, it may have trouble reading data burned onto a 700 meg CD.

If all else fails and you have the money you might consider buying a modern CD or CD/RW or even a DVD Drive as they're fairly cheap too. Here in australia a CD/RW Drive will set you back about 60 - 70 bucks. But only if it is an older drive

See if you can get your hands on an older distrobution of slackware or whatever that might have been burnt onto a 650 meg disk and see how that goes. If that works then it could be the age of your CD drive.

hope this helps.
Dont go buying newer gear until you've eliminated the other possible causes of the problem

live long and prosper
floppy
 
Old 12-27-2004, 03:23 AM   #13
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I had an issue with my old P3 500mhz eMonster, I tried like honestly 25 distros, all had an issue of one sort or the other. Then I disconnected the factory DVD drive and all was well. The old iomega 32x cd burner installed 700mb disks fine.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 12:16 PM   #14
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Talking hey green feather

you might want to get an updated more modern burner. i think i saw a samsung at MICRO CENTER for about 50 bucks. next check your file size byte for byte or check the MD5. then burn at 8x max. iso's are picky in that they want to be laid out just right. remember, you are burning a complete operating system and not just data. my plextor can burn at 48x but i still burn at 8x for iso's. it might take a little longer but you can be sure that the OS is not corrupted.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 04:07 PM   #15
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I dont think this was answered yet but how are you getting your images, and where? Are they from trusted places like right from the distos site? I don't like getting OS from torrents and other places like that, just to be safe. Are you checking the md5sum on them to make sure they are not downloading corrupted as well?

Just a couple thoughts.
 
  


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