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Old 12-01-2009, 02:51 AM   #271
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With a clean HD, is it possible to simply use a CD and install Linux to the HD, without any winderz presence???

Oh, Dumb question. I guess yes, and I'd be formatting over winders or whatnot. I wonder if that results in less problems...
Would love to get this Ubuntu/KDE rockin. If I could at least get Ubuntu installed, I could just dl the KDE package afterward.
 
Old 12-01-2009, 02:54 AM   #272
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Thanks Eric!
 
Old 12-01-2009, 02:55 AM   #273
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For whatever it's worth, goin to switch drives now
 
Old 12-01-2009, 02:57 AM   #274
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With a clean HD, is it possible to simply use a CD and install Linux to the HD, without any winderz presence???
Of course it is, if you have a CD of a Linux distro than you can boot from that. Just make sure to select the correct drive when prompted on which one you want to install.

And there are no dumb questions only dumb answers.

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Old 12-01-2009, 03:31 AM   #275
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:-)

Ahhh! Konquerer is nice. Just FF, a lil beefier though, and more eye candy.

I made sure this HD is master, and on IDE connector 0 (zero)(hd0,x), while the other is on connector 1 (hd1,x).
 
Old 12-01-2009, 03:43 AM   #276
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ok Eric, I will attempt another install. I don't know why I exect this to be any different than all the other failures.
You know, sometimes I try this "Ub", and during install it goes to a blank black screen, with only a blinking cursor in the top-left.
I assume the machine's frozen, cuz it may stay like that for hours, and no drive makes a sound.
 
Old 12-01-2009, 03:47 AM   #277
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That's not cosher in my opinion You have that with all distros or only with the Ubunuts?

I also saw in a previous post that you have slackware available for install also. I'd advice you to wait until you're a bit more experienced before installing that one because it will ROCK YOUR WORLD around again.

Someone here at the forum said that if you learn Ubuntu, you'll know Ubuntu, if you learn RedHat you'll know RedHat, if you learn Slackware you'll know LINUX.

Looks to me you're ready to get started trying out distros. Go for it!!!

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Ok then! Maybe just gettin my hopes up. Lets see if anything will install. Cya in a bit Eric. Ciao! Btw, if you have time, not sure if you're interested in reading a lil bit, but I posted a link from the Ubuntu forum, on page 17 of this thread. I think that thread applies to me, just don't know what to do about it..

Anyways, here goes another attempt. POOF!
 
Old 12-01-2009, 03:55 AM   #279
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Oh wait!! How do I open the installer inside Debian?
 
Old 12-01-2009, 04:21 AM   #280
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Generally, the -buntus are what I've been agressively trying to install. So, I notice it on those more.

One Ub install, the logo just sat on the screen and pulsed. I went to sleep that night, woke up, still there, alive and pulsing, no install..
 
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:09 AM   #282
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Oddly, the Ub installer CD was working great, way beyond previous experiences, with colorful graphical setup menus, this time.
Yes, of course there was a problem. It only recognized the master HD, where I DON'T want Ubuntu. Completely ignored the slave HD, where ther is plenty of room for a few distros.

ARRRGGHHH!
 
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I am not sure what happend, but now the computer wonīt enter the desktop. It stays with an error message which is this with a little more infor...something missin....maybe lilo(8)

BusyBox v1.10.2 (Ubuntu 1:1.10.2-1ubuntu6) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

(initramfs)


before restart I tried to run liliconfig(8) and excute /sbin/lilo without out luck, and since then I have no idea what to do. Please help me get along at leat back into the desk top. I have no cd for installation of any linux version as I did it from the internet.

The main thing is to recover the folders that were on my desktop and in my documents at the time of the up grade. Is there a way to do that at the least?

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Hello and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

Please don't hijack threads from other users, especially not the large ones. Your question will get lost in it. I'll report this post to the mods so they can move it in order to get the attention it deserves.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 12-01-2009, 07:11 AM   #284
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Oddly, the Ub installer CD was working great, way beyond previous experiences, with colorful graphical setup menus, this time.
Yes, of course there was a problem. It only recognized the master HD, where I DON'T want Ubuntu. Completely ignored the slave HD, where ther is plenty of room for a few distros.

ARRRGGHHH!
Hi Lorax,

How did you connect the drive? To the same cable as the master? Or using another cable? Also did you change the jumper on the HD to slave?

Kind regards,

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Old 12-01-2009, 09:32 AM   #285
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Yea, Eric, same IDE cable for both HDs. No good? Need the slave be on the other cable?
Yup, jumpers too.
I did have a slight issue with system recognizing the drives, so I played around with CS Cale Select. I think they both show up now...
Ill check again
 
  


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