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Old 11-09-2005, 04:51 PM   #1
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Linux for i686


I was wondering why linux wont run on my system. I have a P4 3.0 ghz but when i try to install linux everything seems fine but when i try to run it brings me to this logon screen and says some numbers .i586 then it says running on dual processor i686. what do i have to do to make linux run.
 
Old 11-09-2005, 04:56 PM   #2
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Which distribution did you try? It looks as though you are at a command prompt. Login as your user and type startx and hit enter.
 
Old 11-09-2005, 04:56 PM   #3
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this error occurs maybe you have a dual core, or some flags activated, and linux try to install the smp kernel.
try to install on expert and try to install another kernel.
Or disable this feature in the bios for install, if you can, and enable it after second reboot
 
Old 11-09-2005, 06:05 PM   #4
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Is it truly Linux that won't run (if you've gotten to a login screen, then by jove, Linux is running), or is the X-Windows that won't start.

Try posting the exact text that's displayed on the screen if at all possible.

Then we can try and determine what it is that's happening.
 
Old 11-09-2005, 11:55 PM   #5
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Well im not sure of what it exactly says but all i know is that it says the version number of the linux i suppose and it says i586 2.1.34 or which ever numbers for dual processor i686 and all i can do is logon as localhost or go into the root folder.
 
Old 11-10-2005, 12:38 AM   #6
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It sounds like Linux is running, but you don't have the X windows system (the GUI) started. What happens if you login and type "startx" (no quotes) at the command prompt?
 
Old 11-10-2005, 01:51 AM   #7
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Well im not sure of what it exactly says but all i know is that it says the version number of the linux i suppose and it says i586 2.1.34 or which ever numbers for dual processor i686 and all i can do is logon as localhost or go into the root folder.
Welcome to Linux! That is what you've installed, it's working fine. If you want a graphical interface rather than a text one however, you'll need to login as your user and do what others have suggested and type startx. Let's all hope you actually installed X.org or XFree86 during the install.

Which distrobution did you install? Perhaps you should have researched it properly and then you'd know what to deal with
 
  


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