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Hey everyone, I'm completely new to Linux and ready for the plunge. I dabbled a bit in one of my classes, we installed Fedora Core 6 using VMware.
I'd like to either dual-boot or just plain install and use Debian. However I get a "crc error" when I run the boot cd that I created. I didn't create any partitions or such. Basically I backed up what was important to me on a USB drive.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'd prefer to get Debian running, otherwise I'll be attempting Fedora again.
I'd like to either dual-boot or just plain install and use Debian. However I get a "crc error" when I run the boot cd that I created.
You probably have a bad copy of the iso or it didn't burn properly. Download it again and start over. Use either the Netinstall or the BusinessCard versions. They're much smaller, but you'll need an internet connection during the install.
That was quick pljvaldez, between me reading and clicking reply you did already. I was also thinking it may be the CD didn't burn properly or the image didn't download properly etc etc...
But also is the CRC error coming up when you are booting the CD or when it's accessing the HDD? if it's the CD that's easy make a new cd, if it's the HDD you may need to check it for errors, M$ quite often ignores it's own rules when modifying HDD's.
If you still can't get it to go, I'd suggest Ubuntu before going to Fedora as it's more like Debian.
I have spent a little time trying to write an installation for Kanotix live CD which is Debian based.
- If you look at the link below -
It may help I have tried to write it for my auntie to install so its pretty basic to follow and me being pretty new to this
I know how it is with recently going through the stages of getting different versions of linux running......
I have tried some of the live CD's Mandriva 2007, Kanotix, Knoppix worked best for my system (ACER Aspire 1355LC Laptop).
Others like Ubuntu worked from CD but when it came to installation
a problem occured at a critical point the partitioning - came up with a bug - but the good thing was it allowed me to reverse back out putting everything back to normal again - but still worried me.
I dual boot XP and Kanotix and would not go back to a single system now.
Live CDs are ok but until you can store your changed settings easily, it becomes annoying setting up each time.
(If you get really stuck and none of the above helps have a look at this link) http://adventuresuk.spaces.live.com/
Just scroll down a bit on this link above to find it.
I am just trying to help a little - hope it does.
Could be a bit like the blind helping the blind though :-
Last edited by keithinfrance; 06-29-2007 at 09:16 PM.
You mean "encrypted LVM"? encryption means nobody (including trying to recover files -- so backup to another media often) can read the drive unless they have the key (which will be installed and setup for you). LVM is a form of software RAID (if I'm not mistaken) that lets you group multiple hard disks and make them appear to be a single disk.
It would be best if you didn't use either encryption or LVM at this point in the learning process.
Should use it eh? hehehe, oops. Currently my computer is subjected only to everyday use, word processing, internet, etc. The most it'd be pushed or used would be if I decided to use AutoCAD or SolidEdge as home instead of at the school's labs. I assume that an LVM ( "LVU would be a map on Rainbow Six: Vegas, my heart is with my xbox....curse you M$!!!! ) won't cause me any heartache unless I do something a bit out of the ordinary?
I think you misread my post. You should not use either encryption or LVM unless you have a specific reason to use them and know what you're doing. As a newbie, you're just asking for problems if you use either of them.