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Old 06-24-2012, 02:49 PM   #1
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cant install linux in hp laptop


Hello,

Few days back I bought an hp laptop (hp g6 2005ax) which has amd a8 processor. It windows 7 home basic pre installed and out of that I created some 100 gb of free space to install linux(to be specific mandriva 2011). But alas, I cant install it. I have a live cd of mandriva 2011 which goes well through the basic step of choosing to install. But then loading stops in the middle and it goes on like that without any progress. I was dissapointed. I tried with openSuse 11.1 linux mint but no luck. Not even ubuntu. No fedora and solaris worked. Either the machine was restarted or it got stuck in the middle. Then I tried installing slackware to which I got a strange problem.

I googled out a lot and landed to some of the conclusions that amd a8 processor is not supported by linux(at least the major distros).

Now I have the following questions :
1) Is there any distro which I could install in my machine ???
2) does ubuntu 12.4 suuport amd apu ???
3) will linux ever create any support for this kind of processor ???


and finally when I tried installing slackware in the text mode setup was not possible. I tried using cfdisk to create linux partition.There was no error but also it didn't work. No partition table was created. Is it because of the processor issue ????????
 
Old 06-24-2012, 03:21 PM   #2
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I don't know how Fedora, Solaris or Ubuntu install, but for Slackware when you used cfdisk and created the partitions, did you select "write" to apply the changes? Otherwise it just gives you what you could be using. Afterwards, you'll need to run an "fdisk -l" to confirm they were created correctly.
 
Old 06-24-2012, 03:34 PM   #3
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but for Slackware when you used cfdisk and created the partitions, did you select "write" to apply the changes?
yup, surely i did. It showed that the partition has been written. But after that there was no effect. The unused space remained unused.
 
Old 06-24-2012, 03:44 PM   #4
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Because you have to run "setup" to install it into that unused space...

Also, no installation is going to be successful if you didn't format the partitions correctly.

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Old 06-24-2012, 03:47 PM   #5
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Because you have to run "setup" to install it into that unused space...
first I used cfdisk to write partition. Then I used setup command but it simply didn't work. It said I have to create a linux partition
 
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Show us the output of "fdisk -l".
 
Old 06-24-2012, 04:13 PM   #7
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first I used cfdisk to write partition. Then I used setup command but it simply didn't work. It said I have to create a linux partition
That sounds like you don't have linux partition (obviously) but really, you should have no need to create any partitions with cfdisk, because you already have one prepared from previously

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I created some 100 gb of free space to install linux(to be specific mandriva 2011).
How exactly did you make this partition, because if you made it in Windows, you probably formatted it in ntfs (or whatever the windows format is called), and that may be the issue.
 
  


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