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Old 03-10-2013, 03:35 PM   #1
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My Computer wont boot to Linux Live CD-DVD Ive tried a few


Hi and good day, System, Mobo MSI 890FXA-GD70 16 GB RAM first OCZ PCI EXP SSD win 7 64-bit 3 other 1K drives, Sorry if that's to much info, just the way im useta doing thing when asking for help, anyway Im having issues booting or loading Live CDs ive tried a few of the new disk and some of my old live disk that i know work, they all boot to the disk and start to load, but stop with an error message or dump all info they try to load, cant remember what it said, guess i should of wrote that down, any help would be greatly appreciated
 
Old 03-10-2013, 04:03 PM   #2
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...something about kernel panic?
Did you see something like tables of numbers?

Welcome here, hope we can help you ...

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Old 03-10-2013, 04:05 PM   #3
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How long did you leave it before giving up? I've known it take a few minutes for a live CD/DVDs to load on occasion (I blame optical media).
 
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:07 PM   #4
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If it happens again, try taking a picture of the error message with a digital camera and posting the picture. The error message might help.

You might have to try several camera settings to get a picture that comes out legibly. The "S" (for shutter priority) usually works best for me with black and white computer screens.
 
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:25 AM   #5
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The OP's issue might be similar to one I had last wk. I had a desktop upon which I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.10. None of my media, including my favorite LiveCD/DVD would complete a boot. They would fail to mount the cd/dvd drive to retrieve the system files and and give the error message: "dropping you to a (very limited) shell." I finally had to do the install from a usb key. Of course that doesn't help one run "live" distros. :-/
 
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A live distro can be run from a USB as easily as from a CD or DVD. In fact, I've avoided using optical media for a few years now because I always had problems with reliability of media and drives.
That said, I wonder what's going on there, possibly support for some storage chipsets or something?

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Old 03-11-2013, 09:42 AM   #7
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Thanks every one for the quick reply's you guys are awesome, anyway knoppix 7.0 is up and running ;-) I just had to wait lol I was hitting enter when it said boot Grrr what a bonehead thing huh lol special Thax to 273 for asking how long did i wait, then the light clicked on ;-)its been a few yr's sence ive played with Linux, anyway i loaded the cd version of Knoppix flashed it to 3.0 usb drive, I think im having driver issues with my evdia GTX 480 or could be cuz I didn't want to format the drive beings it has other files on it, and its not running to smooth right now,internet very slow and fonts on the webpages get black lines, or maybe try firefox or chrom.
Would i be better off running the DVD version or just stay with CD version,
Thanks again for the GR8 suggestion and quick reply's

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Old 03-11-2013, 09:49 AM   #8
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You're welcome -- I've been caught out by that myself even fairly recently when trying an experimental distro (Rebbeca Black Linux) that took longer than most to start and didn't seem to show anything to indicate that something was happening.

I've a feeling the driver problem could be present with both since I don't think the proprietary nVIDIA driver is supplied with the live CD/DVDs. I could be wrong though, it's a while since I looked at them.
If you did install permanently then, with most distros, you'd end up having to install the drivers from non-free after install if necessary.
 
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:07 AM   #9
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You're welcome -- I've been caught out by that myself even fairly recently when trying an experimental distro (Rebbeca Black Linux) that took longer than most to start and didn't seem to show anything to indicate that something was happening.

I've a feeling the driver problem could be present with both since I don't think the proprietary nVIDIA driver is supplied with the live CD/DVDs. I could be wrong though, it's a while since I looked at them.
If you did install permanently then, with most distros, you'd end up having to install the drivers from non-free after install if necessary.
thanks again, its been a few yr's that ive ran Linux my version of ubuntu is V 5.04 lol I was running win xp vista and ubuntu something happen to my boot try to fix it with linux didn't work and lost xp reloaded xp few months latter that HD died lol never loaded linux Now im 53 and want to play with linux again, going to try out a few flavors distros before i decide what one i like best.
 
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A live distro can be run from a USB as easily as from a CD or DVD. In fact, I've avoided using optical media for a few years now because I always had problems with reliability of media and drives.
That said, I wonder what's going on there, possibly support for some storage chipsets or something?
Quite true, I use LiveUSB occasionally. This desktop just happened to be one of the "newer" pieces of junk I have laying around and boots easily from a key. It's probably a driver issue as you suggest. I did a google trawl and it seems to be a fairly common issue. I tried a couple of things but as I already knew I could boot from usb it wasn't a high priority. Glad to see the OP fixed their problem.

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