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Old 12-20-2006, 05:26 AM   #1
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how to install SimplyMEPIS 6.0


i have constantly tried to install SimplyMEPIS 6.0 but i have had no luck so i was wondering if anyone can help me. My mate that can help me is on holiday for a year and he is the only one i know that can help me.
 
Old 12-20-2006, 05:44 AM   #2
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Perhaps there are compatibility problems on your hardware.

I hope that this link is useful for you:
http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.p...stalling_Mepis

Or could you test your pc to use a live cd?

Bye Ale

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If you are more specific in your questions the probability that an expert could help you is more high.

Sorry for my bad english.

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Old 12-20-2006, 06:04 AM   #3
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Perhaps there are compatibility problems on your hardware.
Perhaps - but then how is a newbie to know.
I tried to upgrade one of my systems to Mepis 6, and it couldn't handle the video card, nor the network card, nor the fact that the wifi had security.
Needed to switch the vc5 (???) to get any messages at all.

Pretty bloody poor given how well the previous versions ran on the same hardware.
I gave up on Mepis after that.
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If you are more specific in your questions the probability that an expert could help you is more high.
Agreed - but again, there may be no obvious indications.
 
Old 12-20-2006, 06:55 AM   #4
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Pretty bloody poor given how well the previous versions ran on the same hardware.
Yeah, for some users 6.0 < 3.4.3.
otoh if it works well with your hardware it should be more stable in the long run. Updating 3.4.3 can be a little nervewracking. So far 6.0 runs solid with the ubuntu repos. But you're right, taking a step back in hardware compatability is a bit inexcusable.

dannygoodie

6.0 is both a install disk and a live disk. What happens when you try to boot from the cd? I'm assuming you can't boot the disk in live mode (you didn't say). Does the boot options screen come up? This screen has a help menu for difficult hardware.
 
Old 12-20-2006, 08:00 AM   #5
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i have constantly tried to install SimplyMEPIS 6.0 but i have had no luck so i was wondering if anyone can help me. My mate that can help me is on holiday for a year and he is the only one i know that can help me.
What exactly is the problem? (And what is your hardware?)

If Mepis does not work for some reason, try Ubuntu or Kubuntu. I have installed all three on various machines with no problems.
 
Old 12-20-2006, 02:49 PM   #6
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thanks i ave now completely installed simplyMEPIS. Also is there any software the i can use to run windows microsoft windows games e.g. gta san andreas on simplyMEPIS
 
Old 12-20-2006, 03:22 PM   #7
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thanks i ave now completely installed simplyMEPIS. Also is there any software the i can use to run windows microsoft windows games e.g. gta san andreas on simplyMEPIS
Congratulations--we love it when people solve problems faster than we can type...
(Some) Windows SW will run on an "emulator" called WINE. If Mepis did not install it by default, it is in the repositories--just open Synaptic and search.
For games, there is also Cedega--about which I know nothing. Try a Google search with "cedega" + the name of the game (application)
 
Old 12-20-2006, 03:24 PM   #8
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Google: "cedega gta san andreas"---Lots of hits.
 
Old 12-20-2006, 03:30 PM   #9
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what would wine be under and what would synaptic be under
 
Old 12-20-2006, 03:41 PM   #10
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Synaptic is your package manager. I am not at my Mepis box, but it is in the menus--I think under "system". (I think) you can also start it by typing "synaptic" in a terminal (no quotes)

Once you open Synaptic, then you can search for wine. To see if it is already installed, open a terminal and type "wine" (without the quotes)
 
Old 12-20-2006, 03:47 PM   #11
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where can i find a terminal
 
Old 12-20-2006, 04:54 PM   #12
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Somewhere in the menu for whatever desktop environment you're using. If you're using KDE, look for "Konsole".
 
Old 12-20-2006, 08:15 PM   #13
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kmenu is at the bottom left, like the start menu in Windows. Synaptic and Konsole are both in the System submenu.

On the bottom panel (Kicker) you should see what looks like a open cardboard box. Clicking on this is another way to start start Synaptic. If you are online there is probably a green arrow pointing into this box. This is an update indicator. If the green arrow is not there, it will be after reloading from the servers. Or possibly after a logout/login. In any case read this;
http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.p..._for_upgrading
and pay special attention to #4.

Most of what you need to get started is explained in that wiki.

If you want to jump right into WINE go ahead. Just be aware it can be a PITA even for experienced users.

Last edited by muddywaters; 12-20-2006 at 08:16 PM.
 
Old 12-20-2006, 08:27 PM   #14
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unfortunatly i can't find wine anywhere on the system
 
Old 12-20-2006, 08:40 PM   #15
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Start Synaptic by any of the methods mentioned above. Type your root (administrative) password at the prompt that pops up.

When the synaptic window opens left click on the title bar marked "package". Now type "wine" and it should appear in the package selection window.

BUT before doing this, or anything else, in Synaptic hit the reload button at the top of the Synaptic window. Be patient, depending on yor connection the reload may take a while. It should be obvious when the reload is complete as the "grey out" effect will stop.

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