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Old 09-22-2012, 08:34 PM   #16
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You can still check out dmesg to see what errors are being thrown that you obviously don't want to checkout.
 
Old 09-22-2012, 09:47 PM   #17
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This is a valid issue, happen to me on my new samsung laptop,
I removed everything from harddisk and installed debian stable, after that it was not able to boot from either cd or from usb.
I don't know what is exactly the issue is, but was able to boot from cd again, after loading a `garbage file' as initrd.
 
Old 09-23-2012, 01:58 PM   #18
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Guys thank you for your help, really !!!

But I think I'm just going to give up on my CDRom.

I was able to resolve the error msg. Ubuntu was giving me., I re-installed "jockey", Ubuntu site has a nice tutorial about it.
And it's working fine for now, besides the booting problem of course.

This older laptop simply doesn't deserve anymore of your time.
I will continue to experiment with Ubuntu until I will feel comfortable to install it on my new system.

I do have a one more quick question for you; If I experiment with live-CD on my newer system WITH OUT INSTALLATION, can it mess up my current installation of win-7 64 in anyway?

Once again, I'm great full for your time and effort.
Hopefully one day I will have enough knowledge to be able to help others.
 
Old 09-23-2012, 03:04 PM   #19
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...As far as checking dmesg, I ran the command in terminal, and I ashamed to admit, I have no Idea what I'm looking at.


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loading a `garbage file' as initrd
could you please explain what is it and how did you do it, maybe it will work for me.

I'm sorry guys, I'm VERY new to Linux. Some of the things that are common sense to you is a rocket science to me...

Thank you.
 
Old 09-23-2012, 03:21 PM   #20
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go to /var/log/messages & copy & paste the most recent data.
 
Old 09-23-2012, 10:21 PM   #21
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when in grub, press e, the last line(starts with initrd) will be like
initrd /path/to/initrd/file
then replace /path/to/initrd/file to some other files.

initrd is the initial ram disk image which used to create directory and files in memmory.
 
  


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