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Old 12-08-2012, 03:29 PM   #1
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Problem installing Linux on an SSD


Hello people,

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,


Tony
 
Old 12-09-2012, 08:51 AM   #2
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This looks rather like a problem with hardware compatibility then with the network or the SSD.
I would recommend to try it with a distribution that does not hide the boot-messages behind a fancy splash-screen, so that you can see what is going on and where it actually hangs.
You should also give us all available information about the hardware involved.
 
Old 12-09-2012, 10:55 PM   #3
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The hardware is as follows:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 CPU
Intel Desktop motherboard DQ45CB
Memory DDR2, PC2-5300, 8GB, dual channel, DC mode symmetric
Graphics, nVidia Geforce 9600 GT
OS SSD OCZ Vertex 2
Data HDD Samsung HD103SJ

Any ideas?

Regards.
 
Old 12-10-2012, 12:03 AM   #4
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I can't see anything wrong or known as incompatible with that setup, so I would recommend to install a distribution that show the boot-messages or, if it is possible (I don't know that), to disable the splash-screen, so that you can see the boor-messages and see where it actually hangs.
 
  


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