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Old 04-10-2012, 03:38 PM   #1
bwh13
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invalid image or kernal installing Poseidon 4


Hi All,
I've tried installing Poseidon 4 on my lenovo laptop. The other OS is Win7.
I burned the .iso to a dvd, and upon rebooting to install I get the following message:
"bad image or kernal"
Then I get shunted back to the splash page with 4 or 5 other methods for install (text only, etc), but each method gets the same error message.

Other tech notes: I partitioned ~30gigs of space on my hdd, but left it unformatted. I burned the .iso with some version of Nero, and I downloaded the .iso from http://poseidon.linuxfreedom.com/download.html.
To install, I just put the dvd in the drive and restarted the machine.

Any thoughts?
Thank you in advance for your time and attention.
brian
 
Old 04-10-2012, 09:52 PM   #2
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If you got that far at least you burnt it correctly (as an image).
Check the md5 on that download page. If that matches, try burning at a lower speed.
 
Old 04-11-2012, 12:01 AM   #3
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I did do the md5 check and it came out OK, though the file name in the md5 file was not what I downloaded. Once I changed the file to the correct filename it checked out.

I also tried burning at lower speeds and there was a write error both times.

I've also been downloading another copy (all day!) to see if that .iso is any better.

Thanks again!

B
 
Old 04-11-2012, 01:43 AM   #4
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Personally I don't think I'd bother (potentially) wasting the time and bandwidth. If the md5 matches, I reckon that indicates they may have a bad image.
If they have a support forum, I'd raise a query there.
 
Old 04-14-2012, 12:48 AM   #5
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My solution was to switch to Mint 12.
The installation was flawless except that Mint doesn't recognize my docking port.
 
  


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