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Old 03-25-2013, 10:21 AM   #1
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Please help me


Hi all,my name is soukaina,im a student in a university ,i study informatique in the second year ,i want to install knoppix in my computer windows 8 lenovo g585 but it doesnt work,i download it by utorrent ,but when i want to reboot the pc ,i have juste the 2 symboles of knoppix and after i have a message with red color:"can't find the file system knoppix,sorry to dropping to you to evry limited shell" i need the help ,please help me


if you are ready to help me this is my email:soukaina-sm93@hotmail.com thanks.

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Old 03-25-2013, 10:31 AM   #2
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Please use a subject more specific the next time.
 
Old 03-25-2013, 10:32 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forums!

If you are new to Linux, why not try an easy, user-friendly distribution such as Ubuntu, Mint, etc.?

Knoppix is meant to be used as a Live CD/USB, not installed to hard disk: http://smtp.knoppix.net/wiki/HD_Inst...g_not_to_do_it
 
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:34 AM   #4
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i download unbuntu 12.04 but its doesnt work ,i have an error message when my computer reboot
 
Old 03-25-2013, 10:36 AM   #5
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And the error message says _______?

Are you carefully following this guide step-by-step? http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...g-term-support

What are the hardware specs of your computer?
 
Old 03-25-2013, 10:42 AM   #6
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yeah i try to download unbuntu 12.04 but i find a message ho says:windows failed to start,a recent hardware or software change might be the cause.to fix the problem:
1)insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer
2)choose your language setting,and then click next
3)click repair your computer
if you dont have this disc,contact yoursystem administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance the application or operating system couldnt be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors
i try to use an unbuntu 12.04 and 11.10 .iso in VMware player but it doesnt work well,
 
Old 03-25-2013, 10:44 AM   #7
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i have lenovo g585 windows 8
 
Old 03-25-2013, 11:34 AM   #8
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Your post is a little hard to understand. Are you saying that you are currently stuck at step #1 of this guide: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...g-term-support

and you haven't yet done steps 2-10?

and you can't download Ubuntu because your Windows won't boot?

Do I understand correctly?
 
Old 03-25-2013, 07:35 PM   #9
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yes,u are understand my problem
 
Old 03-25-2013, 07:41 PM   #10
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It sounds like you need to try to download the linux distro of your choice from a working computer. You must then carefully follow all of the instrutions in the guide. It could be Windows 8 interfering with its UEFI and secureboot combo as well......those monopolies!
 
Old 03-25-2013, 07:43 PM   #11
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i said you my problem ,it's clear,i just want find a solution to be able to use the system of linux in my computer
 
Old 03-25-2013, 07:58 PM   #12
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Quote:
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i said you my problem ,it's clear,i just want find a solution to be able to use the system of linux in my computer
That is what were trying to do! If I understand correctly, Windows 8 isn't working on your PC, and you are trying to get Linux on your laptop. My advice for you to do this is to burn a linux operating system onto a cd or dvd, and then attempt an install while following the maker of the linux operating system's instructions.

Have you checked your BIOS to see if you can boot from an external device such as a dvd or a cd?

Cheers
Nbiser
 
Old 03-25-2013, 08:00 PM   #13
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which distribution of linux that i should to install on cd/dvd ?
 
Old 03-25-2013, 08:04 PM   #14
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which distribution of linux that i should to install on cd/dvd ?
Whatever linux operating system you want to use! If it is knoppix, then you should burn a knoppix iso image to a cd/dvd. If it is ubuntu, you should burn an ubuntu cd/dvd etc. It is really up to you to decide what operating system is the operating system for you.
 
Old 03-25-2013, 08:07 PM   #15
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this is the problem i did this but it doesn't work ,i have an error message"can't find the system knoppix,sorry to dropping to you to avery lmited shell" this for knoppix the 2 versions 7 and 5 ,for unbuntu i have this message when i reboot my computer "windows failed to start,a recent hardware or software change might be the cause.to fix the problem:
1)insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer
2)choose your language setting,and then click next
3)click repair your computer
if you dont have this disc,contact yoursystem administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance

the application or operating system couldnt be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors
 
  


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