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I have an ASUS EEEPC 1000HD which previously ran Windows XP until today when I managed both to wipe out both the installation and the recovery partition.
Rather than perceiving this as a crisis, I saw this as an opprtunity to make my first foray into Linux.
I first downloaded Linux Mint 13 which appaered to run OK from my external DVD drive. When I tried to install it , however, it appeared to copy all the files and then hang without giving me any form of welcome page, On attempting to boot off my hard drive it would just hang as if no OS was present.
Thinking that this may be a problem with that particular distro/download, I went to the Ubuntu site and downloaded from there. Unfortunately the same thing occured where it would run off the DVD and copy all files over on selecting install but then failing to boot from the hard drive. As a layman, my finger of blame is not pointing at the distros but, of course I could be wrong. Either way, can anybody help
Have you checked the Bios settings to make sure you're booting from the right disk? I have OpenSUSE 12.1 running just dandy on my EEE PC 1000H, installation wasn't any different than any other machine I've tried.
Thanks for all the suggestions. I wasn't meeting with any success and so I've reverted back to Windows XP via the supplied recovery disk that I've just located.
My plan now is to learn something of partitioning and then re-attempt a dual boot install of Linux Mint
Now here's a funny thing (to this newbie). The reason for me wanting to install Linux on this machine in the first place was that I was attempting to do likewise on my mother's Packard Bell desktop after losing the partition drive and being quoted 50 quid to replace the corrupted recovery disks.
On both machines I had attempted a few Linux Mint installations (with different disks) plus the latest Ubuntu version. On every occasion the installation got as far as copying all the files and then would hang there.
After five or so attempts I gave up. At this point my wife jumped in and, at the point where it asks to set up a password, she did so. At this point I had always selected "Log on automatically". This time it worked and now we have Linux up and running. Is this something I should/could have known?
at the point where it asks to set up a password, she did so.
The Ubuntu derivatives (like Linux Mint) require a user password to be set up during the installation. That first user is then given administrator privileges. The log on automatically is not the same thing. You can create a user with password and then select to log on automatically or not. I haven't tried Mint 13 but on Mint 12 and earlier versions, it would have a little pop-up window telling you the installation was successfully completed. If you didn't see that, it didn't complete. Might have been a problem with installing the bootloader if it was the only OS you have installed?