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Old 08-14-2014, 01:49 PM   #31
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Will do


Thanks again Tron when I get it installed and have followed the 5 things to do I will report back. Cheers Howard
 
Old 08-14-2014, 01:50 PM   #32
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'pal'(thus between qm)... install this: http://puppylinux.org/wikka/WhatpuppyLinuxisbestforyou

THX 4 NADA !!!

 
Old 08-14-2014, 02:12 PM   #33
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One tip I picked up is when installing the 'buntos is do not check the "get latest updates" during the install as it can really slow down and sometimes hang the install. Of course, remember the first thing to do after install is to check for updates before anything else.
 
Old 08-14-2014, 03:08 PM   #34
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now stuck

I installed the prog and it immediately asked me to install updates and restart. On restarting I have a black screen with grub> what do I have to enter to get the graphical interface?
 
Old 08-14-2014, 03:43 PM   #35
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really stuck

I installed the prog and got the graphical interface. It immediately asked me to install updates and restart. On restarting I have a black screen with grub> what do I have to enter to get the graphical interface Back?
 
Old 08-14-2014, 04:50 PM   #36
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THX 4 NADA !!!
This isn't your thread so please post only if you have something useful to say to help the OP with.
Thanks in advance.
 
Old 08-14-2014, 07:29 PM   #37
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I had the same issue OP, attempting to run Ubuntu 13.10 on an old lappy with 512MB RAM


Being a refugee from a dead winXP system, yeah it was never going to quit lagging, even though the GUI-focused unity interface might have been friendly for a newb. I decided to go with Xubuntu instead (from a clean CD-install, as Fred Caro mentioned try it from scratch) and it works fine on this old machine. A bit more to get your head around with the terminal, but I've managed to tweak themes/icons etc and it has been pretty satisfying even though a steeper learning curve. Good luck
 
Old 08-14-2014, 08:24 PM   #38
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What 'tron' said about lubuntu being designed for old pc's is perfectly true and it's installation is made to be easy, where as, the Debian installer is not as GUI colourful but using the GUI defaults should work for a pc. If lubuntu does not work out happen give Debian a try?

Fred.
 
Old 08-14-2014, 08:44 PM   #39
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I managed to load Debian XFCE (on top of LVM ) on a 6 year old Windows XP with only 512MB and it performs faster than XP.
The install procedure wasn't as polished as Ubuntu though.
 
Old 08-14-2014, 10:47 PM   #40
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I installed the prog and got the graphical interface. It immediately asked me to install updates and restart. On restarting I have a black screen with grub> what do I have to enter to get the graphical interface Back?
This sounds familiar from a post not long ago. I think it has something to do with the previous install with grub and needing to update it. But I'm not sure about that. Just trying to get the issue back in focus.
 
Old 08-14-2014, 11:46 PM   #41
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Boot from the installation disk. While on the live session install the boot repair tool (google it) run it and once it is done reboot your computer booting from the hard drive this time.
 
Old 08-15-2014, 03:52 AM   #42
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boot repair tool

I used the live cd to get to the boot repair tool page on source forge page but could find no way of getting it to run - any suggestions?
 
Old 08-15-2014, 04:07 AM   #43
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got it

I have downloaded the boot repair tool iso and burnt to disk
 
Old 08-15-2014, 02:04 PM   #44
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Well let us know if it worked. If you managed to get the boot fixed and you are happy with your system then you can mark this thread as solved.
If you encounter another issue bothering you, you can start a new thread with a different subject. We are here to help
 
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no joy

I ran the boot repair disk both normlly and in failsafe mode but when I next booted from the hard drive it was still as before with the black screen and waiting for a text input
 
  


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