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Old 07-20-2011, 11:23 AM   #1
Daisyboy
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Trouble installing Linux OS's


Im starting to give up on doing this by myself. It is just too complicated for me, linux-noob,

Firstly, i tried to install OpenSuse that I got via a download link that a friend sent me, but its a LiveCD without the installation function at the bootstartup. the only given options are:
Gnome3
Failsafe-Gnome3
Memory Test
Boot from harddrive

there is no installation option.

So after that I just ran Gnome3 as a liveCD instead and attempted to install windows xp from a flash from the LiveCD desktop.

Because I cannot install XP from boot (it has no bootsector)

But I couldnt get the installation to start, because exe's aren't the same thing in linux.

So I downloaded Ubuntu, When booting from the Ubuntu Disc I get "kernel panic not synching VFS..."
so instead I turned my flash into a pendrive, went into the OpenSuse liveCD and attempted to install Ubuntu from within the Live-CD Desktop. but the only setup files I can see are Exe's, and Im not sure how I would go about installing it otherwise.

If you have any advice to get this working, or to get a proper Linux installed on my computer it would be Much appreciated dude.

So far I have downloaded:

GNOME_3.i686-1.3.0-Build1.3

ubuntu-11.04-desktop-i386

Windows XP

Just to add. I have also tried to install WINE and Synergy to OpenSuse, but I do not have a clue on how to install them properly. Upon extracting the tar.bz2 files they both give errors.

Last edited by colucix; 07-23-2011 at 09:31 AM. Reason: changed name of pirated copy.
 
Old 07-20-2011, 11:46 AM   #2
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Hi Daisyboy!
First: Please don't give up - here in the forum you will get the help you need.
I recommend: If you can boot from a live CD (Ubuntu or openSuse, not Gnome): don't choose "install"; boot to Desktop and test some programs and report again.
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:46 PM   #3
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I googled
Quote:
GNOME_3.i686-1.3.0-Build1.3
and got this web site:

http://burnbit.com/torrent/172267/GN...0_Build1_3_iso

Is that what you downloaded? If you want Opensuse, go to opensuse.org to download it.

Files with an "exe" are specific to windows operating system and won't run in Linux by default. Might run under wine.

Did you download Ubuntu from the Ubuntu site? At what point in the installation do you get the error message?

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went into the OpenSuse liveCD and attempted to install Ubuntu from within the Live-CD Desktop
???You were trying to install Ubuntu from within the Opensuse Live CD?

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I have also tried to install WINE and Synergy to OpenSuse
You indicated above you were not able to install Opensuse so how did you attempt to do this?
 
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Old 07-23-2011, 04:54 AM   #4
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No that is not the link, I received a different torrent link from a friend (demoniod). But that specific Gnome only lets the user run the OS off of the CD and does not install it onto your HDD. So I could still see the desktop, run some standard applications and go onto the internet etc. Even though it wasn't installed onto my HDD.

Yesterday I downloaded OpenSuse KDE from the Actual OpenSuse site:

The HDD has no OS on it atm, when booting from HDD it says Bootmgr is missing.
When booting from the NEW OpenSuse KDE CD. It follows through, I can follow the Installation option As well. Just to repeat. I CAN see the Installation option on the new OpenSuseKDE cd that I downloaded.

However, when I follow through the installation, It loads the Linux Kernel, and then start with this white loading bar, and then it gives

{Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
Pid: 1, comm: bash Not tainted}

Last edited by Daisyboy; 07-23-2011 at 04:55 AM.
 
Old 07-23-2011, 07:16 AM   #5
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Hello,
can you post here your hardware description? (processor, mainboard, video card name, ...). It seems SUSE is not the best for your pc.

Personally I made different CDs and tested it with my old PC and here are the results
- puppy linux boot, slow functions
- slitaz 3.0 boot, a bit slow
- slitaz cooking dont boot
- knoppix boot, quite good
- antix boot, a bit slow
- partedmagic dont boot
- ubuntu dont boot
- opensuse did not try
- tinycorelinux boot, fast
So, you can imagine what is my OS today (look at my blog).

If nothing boots, take the cards away you dont really need in a first step; keep the LAN, Video, .. (no modem cards, no complicated sata or usb cards). And try again.
I cannot imagine it cannot start. So keep working.
 
Old 07-23-2011, 08:46 AM   #6
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suse 11.4

First question, did the live suse cd boot in live mode? I ask because I tried 11.4 on an ASRock motherboard with a Geforce 7025/nForce630a chipset an got a load of green mush but the same board runs 11.3 just fine.
Live cd's are an easy way to check hardware compatibility.Distro home sites are a fast and usually reliable place to download from. Some even have hardware compatibility lists. Not that this has been much of a problem in the past.
I will refrain from saying anything about Windows 'disks'.

Fred.
 
Old 07-23-2011, 09:41 AM   #7
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2.8ghz Intel Celeron
786mb Ramm
120gb HDD
6600gt Nvidia
Sl-865pro2 motherboard.
 
Old 07-23-2011, 10:22 AM   #8
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DON'T GIVE UP

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Originally Posted by Fred Caro View Post
Live cd's are an easy way to check hardware compatibility.Distro home sites are a fast and usually reliable place to download from.

Fred.
I agree with Fred.

Since you have no OS installed, you will need to do this from another machine.

First I would recommend you download the OS images from their respective websites and forget about all the other stuff you downloaded. For Ubuntu you should have gone to the ubuntu website It is possible that you downloaded the wrong version and got a 64 bit version on accident. You want to get the 32 bit versions. Instructions for burning the cd and installing are all on the link above. But, before you do all that, understand that most applications from Windows will not work in Linux. If you still want the functionality of windows and want to experience Linux, you would need to dual boot or run Linux from inside windows, which I don't recommend based on your hardware.
 
Old 07-23-2011, 10:49 AM   #9
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Few persons tried to install linux with this MoBo.
see http://forum.mandriva.com/en/viewtopic.php?p=157455 or http://forum.mandriva.com/en/viewtopic.php?p=153870
Looks like your MoBo is a piece of work (very good: you have the chance to activate your brain).

I would personally
a) burn a knoppix CD
b) burn a TinyCoreLinux CD
and boot
Then post the result of boot here in the foirum: how far it goes with noapic noagp noapm nodma nomce nofirewire nopcmcia noscsi noswap nousb nosmp noaudio (and other boot/cheat-codes from knoppix http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Cheat_Codes and Tinycorelinux or in http://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentat...parameters.txt).
 
Old 07-23-2011, 10:08 PM   #10
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You got the Gnome 3 remix of OpenSUSE. You (probably) want regular OpenSUSE, which is available from opensuse.org. Fedora 15 comes with Gnome 3, you could try that if you want Gnome 3. Linux Mint 11, Pardus, MEPIS and Fuduntu are all easy to install and use, you might want to try those as well.
 
Old 07-23-2011, 11:56 PM   #11
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With thode specs, Daisyboy, recommend trying a distro with LXDE, like peppermint or Mint10LXDE.

Best wishes!
 
Old 07-24-2011, 04:35 AM   #12
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And: your grafic card is an interesting thing too.
google .. and find http://http.download.nvidia.com/XFre...tml/index.html
or http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/man...t-drivers.html
But perhaps it works out of the box for few operating systems on CDs.
I confirm SalmonEater: dont use a distro with KDE or GNOME: this is too fat.
Use a distro with LXDE or FLUXBOX or ICEWM or FLWM.
How far are kNOPPIX and TCL booting?
 
  


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