Problem installing Linux on an SSD
I have a PC which had Windows 7 installed on an SSD. I decided to blow away the Windows 7 installation and replace it with Ubuntu from a 64 bit iso file. My LAN doesn't use DHCP (I set all IP addresses to static IP addresses on LAN machines).
During the installation process I got a message saying that there was no Internet connection. Before rebooting (particularly when I tried this again using a live DVD) I set eth0 static IP, subnet mask, gateway manually,
On reboot I could see that Linux tried to boot but then it just hangs and dies.
I have since tried using Xubuntu and Mageia and I get the same problem.
Then I deleted all the partitions on the SSD and reinstalled Windows 7 64 bit and everything works again. So I am left with the knowledge that there is nothing wrong with my computer.
Clearly, though there is something that one needs to do in order to be able to successfully install Ubuntu or Xubuntu or Mageia on a PC as the installation routines don't seem to do what is necessary on their own.
Would not using DHCP be an issue here?
I would appreciate your input.
Thanks and Regards,