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Old 10-08-2009, 11:41 AM   #1
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iso=no boot=HELP!


ok ..im on a toshiba satellite A105-S4274
trying to install linux gnome 2009.2

I put the iso on cd and changed my boot sequence.
when i reboot nothing happens..

Im new to linux pretty much ..a newb
 
Old 10-08-2009, 11:47 AM   #2
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When you "open" the cd and look at it in windows, what do you see? Do you see a .iso file? If so you burned it incorrectly. You need to burn the iso as an image and not as a file. If you look at the cd and you see files and sub directories, you have probably burned it correctly.
 
Old 10-08-2009, 11:47 AM   #3
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Give more details. Did your previously installed OS boot or you saw any error message?
 
Old 10-08-2009, 02:03 PM   #4
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ok ... just tried something else...

i dont have the software to burn something as an image at the moment, but i did get a prog called VCdControlTool which let me get into the iso file. I took the info from the iso and burned straight to cd .. and i got an error message on boot .. "media cable unplugged, check cable"
 
Old 10-08-2009, 02:16 PM   #5
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i dont have the software to burn something as an image at the moment,
You can download InfraRecorder for free http://infrarecorder.org/
 
Old 10-08-2009, 06:04 PM   #6
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thanks man .. d/ling it now .. hope this works fingers crossed ..i hate windows
 
Old 10-08-2009, 06:44 PM   #7
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alright .. talkin to you through linux now... exciting hehe
ok .. so another question .. how could i make this a partition on my HD and not use the live cd. (i might just kill windows all together)
 
Old 10-08-2009, 09:55 PM   #8
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bump..

ok this is all workin nice ... except ...when i restart my comp. linux aparently gets wiped or something.. i have to type install at the boot menu again to get it to do anything... then anything that i done in linux before is gone.. HELP?!?

PS This is the first time i have dealt with a "live cd"

yes .. im mega newb

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Old 10-08-2009, 10:32 PM   #9
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you must install linux to your machine to make your changes permanent.. since you are using a live cd the changes are only written to primary memory (not hard disk) and when you reboot it will be gone..
 
Old 10-08-2009, 10:37 PM   #10
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how would i do that ... sorry for the dumb sounding questions .. just trying to learn all this
 
Old 10-08-2009, 10:46 PM   #11
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when you boot into the live cd do you get any option for installing the linux or may be there is some icon on your linux desktop to start the installer..sorry i am not familiar with its installation since i havnt used pclinuxos..
 
Old 10-08-2009, 11:29 PM   #12
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yes there is an icon for "install livecd"

would this make it so it dont run off the cd?
 
Old 10-09-2009, 12:26 AM   #13
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Think I just figured it out .. we'll see ..

THANKS for all your help guys!!
 
  


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