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Old 09-15-2011, 02:41 PM   #1
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Linux 11.04


I really want to give Linux a go but soon after installing it and during boot up if froze including the mouse,i have a a dual core aspireone netbook with win 7 on it,please point me in the right direction to carry on using linux

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Old 09-15-2011, 03:52 PM   #2
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Try reinstalling

Try boot from the Linux installer CD and perform a new clean installation deleting the already installed version of Linux.
Are you installing Ubuntu?
 
Old 09-16-2011, 03:03 AM   #3
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Hello,


My netbook doesnt have a cd drive ,i downloaded and installed it
 
Old 09-16-2011, 03:38 AM   #4
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You can use unetbootin to make bootable thumb drives from Linux CDs or ISO images. It will download the files for you if you don't have one to choose.

Website: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 09-16-2011, 03:46 AM   #5
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Also, not sure if they've removed this functionality in Ubuntu. When it freezes, try the following to see if you can diagnose the problem.

1) Press CTRL+ALT+F1 , this will send you to a command line only interface where you can log in with your normal username and password.
2) Run the command "top". This will display a list of processes currently running in order of CPU usage. If the command top isn't installed, just install it with "sudo apt-get install top".
3) Make a list of what commands are using up the most system resources. To try and return to the GUI when you're done, press CTRL+ALT+F7.

From the command line only window you can kill and restart processes as well. If you get into the command line though and it's only the GUI that is frozen, post back here with the processes at the top of the list for resource hogging.

P.S. For future reference, you can have up to 7 simultaneous command line only interfaces running separately. CTRL+ALT+F1-F6 will send you to those interfaces, while CTRL+ALT+F7 sends you back to the GUI.

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Old 09-16-2011, 04:10 AM   #6
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Re:

Mention the specific linux O.S. you installed along with its specific version to help you better.

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I really want to give Linux a go but soon after installing it and during boot up if froze including the mouse,i have a a dual core aspireone netbook with win 7 on it,
Win 7 messes up with the mbr which may create problem to install certain flavour's of linux. See this link for details

http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2010/11/09...and-windows-7/

Regards,
ntu929
 
Old 09-16-2011, 07:37 AM   #7
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Do you have usb?

If you don't have CD drive try then from a pendrive. Just change the setting to boot from usb.
 
Old 09-28-2011, 07:50 AM   #8
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Linux freezing after boot up

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Also, not sure if they've removed this functionality in Ubuntu. When it freezes, try the following to see if you can diagnose the problem.

1) Press CTRL+ALT+F1 , this will send you to a command line only interface where you can log in with your normal username and password.
2) Run the command "top". This will display a list of processes currently running in order of CPU usage. If the command top isn't installed, just install it with "sudo apt-get install top".
3) Make a list of what commands are using up the most system resources. To try and return to the GUI when you're done, press CTRL+ALT+F7.

From the command line only window you can kill and restart processes as well. If you get into the command line though and it's only the GUI that is frozen, post back here with the processes at the top of the list for resource hogging.

P.S. For future reference, you can have up to 7 simultaneous command line only interfaces running separately. CTRL+ALT+F1-F6 will send you to those interfaces, while CTRL+ALT+F7 sends you back to the GUI.

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Old 09-28-2011, 07:55 AM   #9
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You got top working, so the netbook isn't frozen. Maybe just your window manager froze. Maybe you could try rebooting?
 
Old 09-28-2011, 05:06 PM   #10
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Freezing

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You got top working, so the netbook isn't frozen. Maybe just your window manager froze. Maybe you could try rebooting?
But it often freezes just after i have booted even the mouse
 
  


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