Linux installs keep freezing before they start. (debian, linuxmint, ubuntu)
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Well I got linux mint to actually load up better then any of the others on the old computer. (the others just froze) But I do think the memory is lacking to run that OS. I went ahead and did a full format of the drive and removed windows entirely. I made an extra partition so I can try multiple linux OS's on that computer. I installed puppy linux directly to the HD so it doesn't boot into RAM. For as small and fast as it is, it actually has a lot of features.
Right now I'm using linux mint on my main computer which still has XP. Just booting LM from a USB flash drive. I really like both Linux systems, Linux mint is "fresher" then puppy but puppy brought life into my old machine. On my main PC Linux mint seems faster then XP even though it hasn't been installed on the HD yet. I need to move and delete some files so I can repartition for a dual boot.
I still have no idea why I had so much trouble with the different debian based versions on cdrom. I tried it on 3 different computers and they all froze at the loading screen unless I did a USB boot. One is a toshiba laptop with vista that's fairly new, the other is a fairly new system I built up last year. In any case I'm getting them installed which is all that matters in the end.
Quick question: how do I save my settings to either the flash drive or harddrive in linux mint? When I was booting from cd, puppy linux offered to save a small file to my harddrive to keep my settings saved. I haven't figured out an option like that in mint so far.