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Old 08-26-2013, 02:39 PM   #1
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Trouble installing linux lite


Hello everyone! I've recently had to sell my pride and joy, my mac. And I only have enough money to to replace it with an Acer Aspire One. I'd quite like to run linux lite on it, but I'm having a problem that I can't find a solution to. I have linux lite burnt to a dvd. When'start linux' I boot from the dvd drive, it shows a linux loading screen, but then displays an error message which says something along the lines of "iormap error, requested 0x10, got 0x0" (this isn't the entire message, it comes and goes pretty quickly. I can get the full message if required, it wil just take me a while, because I'll have to boot it 3 or 4 times to jot it all down). Ater it has shown this message, the linux lite menu shows. When I select 'start linux' the desktop loads, but the bottom of the desktop is halfway up the computer screen, so I can only see half of it. I tried deleting the linux lite iso from my computer, downloading it again and putting it on a new disc (just to make sure), but it made no difference. Could this be a problem with my computer? Or could it be because I'm using a USB dvd driver? Do you think it might work properly if I actually installed it instead of trying to run it from the dvd driver (I'm a bit worried about doing that though, what if it's still the same?). I'd reaally like this to work, I've always said that if I ever get rid of my mac i'd give linux a go. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:14 PM   #2
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"Linux lite "??????

--- oops my bad ---

what did you download ?
the 32 bit or the 64 bit version ?

how did you burn the image to the dvd ?
what software did you use to burn the iso image ?
and di you fallow the install guide ?
https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual/install.html

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Old 08-26-2013, 07:56 PM   #4
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Do you mean "Linpus Lite." It's not worth the effort. Find something else, maybe Mint or SalixOS.

See this thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ll-4175471643/
 
Old 08-27-2013, 04:55 AM   #5
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Ha ha, not to worry John, I found the problem here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...g/+bug/1033052 . So really all I have to do is enter i that command every time I boot the computer, which isn't ideal, but it's not really an issue. Once I've learnt a bit about linux maybe I can write a shell script to do that for me every time the computer is booted. That'll be fun. Anyway, as I don't have a Windowa XP disc, I've decided to alongside Windows so that if there are any other problems or I don't like it then I still have Windows to fall back on. I have a couple of quesstions before I do this.
1 - How do I go about booting Linux instead of Windows? Presumably I change the BIOS order, right? Or is there something else I have to do?
2 - If I decide that I love it, and I want rid of Windows, how difficult would it be to delete Windows? Or to delete Linux if I don't like it?

Thanks
Dan

ps - @frankbell no I mean Linux Lite. Snowpine has posted a link for it above your post (thanks snowpine!)
 
Old 08-27-2013, 05:33 AM   #6
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http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=lite check this one out to get resolved with the issue here
 
Old 08-27-2013, 06:02 AM   #7
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Thanks fo the reply mate, but check what out? Not sure what to do wiht that. All I see is a load of new releases, and I have the latest one (1.0.6). I could be wrong though(probably am lol). What are you trying to show me? Is there a fix for this bug here? I can't find a mention of it.
edit - I've just read this back to myself and it sounds like I'm being rude. Believe me, I'm not! I'm just very confused lol

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Old 08-27-2013, 02:04 PM   #8
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you are using XP ? i take it it is service pack3

the old xp c:\\boot.ini can rather easaly boot any linux
you do it the same way as dual booting xp and win98

seeing as you DO NOT have a xp install cd ( cd not dvd , xp is old enough that it fits on a cd )

Did you make a second boot partition FOR linux ?
if not you overwrote the XP boot image

but almost every linux OS can and will auto detect xp and auto set up a dual boot

you should see a entry for XP ( or for " other" )
in the "linux lite" boot screen during the 3 to 5 second countdown


if not you can ise windowsXP bootloader to boot into linux

but
1) the xp MBR must be intact
2) you must have a second /boot partition on the first linux partition

then almost any of the 10+ year old online guides that use " dd" will work

http://www.redhat.com/advice/tips/dualboot.html
or this one from oreilly
http://oreilly.com/linux/archive/dual-boot-laptop.html
-- the section with dd --
http://oreilly.com/linux/archive/dua...op.html?page=3


-- from the red hat site ---
Code:
    dd if=/dev/hdX of=/bootsect.lnx bs=512 count=1

Move that file onto your c:\ drive and edit boot.ini, adding the following line:

    c:\bootsect.lnx="Linux"
the file this makes "bootsect.lnx" i normally call it
-- TheLinuxDistroName.bin --
in your case " LinuxLite.bin"

most of the old guides have you using a 3.5 in ( Mac/apple ) floppy
but those ate no longer manufactured
like this one:
http://www.enterprisedt.com/publications/dual_boot.html

almost every linux distro can read/write to a windows NTFS formatted partition using "NTFS-3g "

it is not likely that XP is using a "Fat32" partition format , unless this was a win98 box upgraded to xp

with this being a "lite" distro it may or might not be installed

for adding the line in the xp boot.ini any of the win98 / XP guides will help with that
 
Old 08-28-2013, 04:40 PM   #9
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I run standard Fedora and Ubuntu installations using XFCE or LXDE on my Acer Aspire One AOA-150 (Atom N270, 1GB RAM, 120GB HDD) without any problems. Highly recommended over Linpus Lite!
 
Old 08-29-2013, 11:53 AM   #10
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The installer has the option to install alongside windows, as shown in a picture here
https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual/install.html

It will put its own bootloader on the hard drive which will give a menu which enables you to choose which operating system to use.
 
  


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