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Old 05-30-2015, 12:09 AM   #1
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Ideas how to fix?


I have an old laptop and I'm installing Linux on it to just fool around with and learn a little here and there over time. I installed Ubuntu on it, restarted, when it started back up, I got http://imgur.com/iBPrDni

Any idea?
 
Old 05-30-2015, 01:33 AM   #2
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Is your machine 32-bit or 64-bit?
What architecture did you download 32 or 64-bit?
How did you burn the iso?
It could be corrupted.
 
Old 05-30-2015, 02:24 AM   #3
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Both were 64. I actually figured out the answer just about 30 minutes ago. Well, I didn't figure out the answer, but I found a way around it. I burned the ISO with a USB installer and tried reinstall Ubuntu, but that didn't work. I had an ISO of Linux Kali on my main computer, so I wondered if I could write that and erase everything else on the laptop. Surprisingly, that worked. Though, I downloaded Mint 17 rather than trying Ubuntu again and have that working at the moment. So, I'm just starting with that. I'm not positive, but I vaguely remember reading something about some versions of Linux not being compatible with certain hardware? I could be completely wrong, too. But, if that is true, I figure that could be the reason?
 
Old 05-30-2015, 02:35 AM   #4
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Linuxmint is eye-candy try debian. You'll like it evn more as it will use less resources.
 
Old 05-30-2015, 02:46 AM   #5
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Now that I finally have Linux on the laptop, I think I'll leave that there for now to get started with something and try Debian out on VirtualBox. I'll probably end up trying a few others.
 
Old 05-30-2015, 04:34 AM   #6
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You can try out most distros 'live' & then install what you like.
Some that I like :- AntiX, MX, & TinyCore (though this is a bit different to most).
http://antix.mepis.com/index.php?title=Main_Page
http://www.tinycorelinux.net/welcome.html
 
  


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