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Old 10-19-2011, 02:56 PM   #16
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Debian will also run on that hardware& ubuntu is debian based, where as you are looking for ubuntu based os
1 thing you left out was what mobo you're using.
Hi Eddy Sorry I missed your post earlierand thanks for your input, I really dont know what motherboard I have I did check it out a while ago but I forget now but I'm sure the spec said that 256 mb was the maximum ram it could handle, all I can tell you is that it's a Tulip Desktop pc sorry I cant be more specific at this point

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Old 10-19-2011, 03:25 PM   #17
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If you try Peppermint again, it would be a good idea to keep notes on the installation for each step, what works what doesn't and if you get an error post back what the exact error is. Might be able to get better help then.
 
Old 10-19-2011, 03:51 PM   #18
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If you try Peppermint again, it would be a good idea to keep notes on the installation for each step, what works what doesn't and if you get an error post back what the exact error is. Might be able to get better help then.
Thanks again Yancek,

I just spent the last hour or so downloading & re burning the Peppermint iso the installation went perfectly this time no hitches or errors reported it came to the end ejected the disc, rebooted the system straight into "Out of Disk" Then "Grub Rescue" at the command prompt, I really don't have a clue what to try next but I think there's clearly no point trying another Installation disc, It looks like the machine must be the problem, could there be something about the bios that's preventing grub from loading or is it possible to install grub from a separate disk or another boot loader such as lilo,I know I'm just clutching at straws but I just don't understand what an be wrong or what I'm doing wrong.

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Old 10-19-2011, 04:17 PM   #19
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Hello again

After my last post i checked my bios configuration and I noticed that it was only reporting the hard drive size as 2114 MB, I switched it from user to auto, rebooted the machine and it booted straight into the peppermint log in screen, problem solved

No doubt I'll be back with more questions later as my computer knowledge is very limited but in the meantime I'd like to thank everyone who helped me out

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Old 10-19-2011, 07:38 PM   #20
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Glad you got it working. I don't use Peppermint regularly but I installed a while back and was really surprised with it. I like it!
 
  


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