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Old 02-22-2006, 06:13 AM   #1
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tried multiple distros of linux. none booted


hi i have tried suse 10.0 mandrake peanut linux and i have partitioned my hdd so many times instaled it correctly and have had lilo up with linux and windows available.
windows boots but suse doesn't.
i Have no idea why its happening cos im realy keen on getting in working.
i have a new m70 toshiba laptop with xp.
ive never had anytrouble installing any form of linux on my desktop pc's.

any help would be great
thanks steven

ive also formatted my whole hdd and tried soley linux but no luck.

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Old 02-22-2006, 08:52 AM   #2
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Try SuSE 10. With all defaults SuSE 10 leaves the current Windows install alone, and just makes enough room for itself, then installs and sets it as the default. I have no idea what you might be doing, but between SuSE and mandrake, unless you are changing a lot of the setup options and doing it incorrectly, they should install on pretty much everything with no issues.
 
Old 02-22-2006, 06:36 PM   #3
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ive tried suse10 any it stil doesn't boot
thanx
 
Old 02-22-2006, 07:08 PM   #4
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What happens, exactly? What point does the install go to. If it finishes, when it reboots, where does it stop booting? Do you get an error? Stuck in CLI?

Can you please be specific.
 
Old 02-25-2006, 01:11 AM   #5
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it installs fine and it getts pased lilo or grub and the screen just blanks outafter it should be viewing the desktop?
 
Old 02-25-2006, 06:48 AM   #6
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see http://eavr.u-strasbg.fr/~loic/toshiba_install.html

I also suggest you try mandriva, it is sometimes quite good with laptops.

If you try to boot with the option single you might be able to go to a command
line and run xorgconf / xorgconfig

Vesa driver should work, and you could try this first.
You could also try a live distro like knoppix if you want to reassure yourself that there is a video mode available that linux understand (and there will be)

It really sounds like a frambuffer / video card badly recognised

PS: [edit] or misconfigured indeed. I did not watch out my English

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Old 02-25-2006, 07:43 AM   #7
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Sounds like a misconfigured graphic card.

Have you tried booting in "rescue mode", i.e. with no GUI?
 
  


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