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Old 11-16-2005, 05:32 AM   #1
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Installing Mepis without using the livecd


Is there a way to install mepis without using a livecd? It always get stuck on "finding scsi device" or something like that and never boots.
 
Old 11-16-2005, 06:20 AM   #2
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The livecd never boots?
Do you get that error while the livecd is starting or during the installation process?
Do you have any odd/different hardware installed?

When you burned the cd, did you check the md5sum?
 
Old 11-16-2005, 06:23 AM   #3
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Yes I checked the md5 checksum. It boots on my other pc too. The error occurs while the livecd is booting. I don't think I have any odd hardware installed. Slax boots on this pc without problems.
 
Old 11-16-2005, 06:33 AM   #4
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I guess if you have another Linux installed, you can use the loop device to install the downloaded iso file.

Similar to these commands:

mkdir /mnt/isotest
# mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/isotest -o loop
# ls /mnt/isotest
 
Old 11-16-2005, 06:43 AM   #5
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I'm using windoze xp right now
 
Old 11-16-2005, 09:56 AM   #6
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What are your computer's specs, and what scsi or usb drives do you have?
 
Old 11-17-2005, 04:20 AM   #7
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Intel Pentium 4 3.00Ghz
512 DDR Ram
80gb hard drive running windoze xp
not sure about scsi drives but only my webcam and my usb hub (which is connected to nothing atm) is connected to usb.
 
Old 11-17-2005, 07:56 AM   #8
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Live CD doesn't boot

Sometimes this type of problem can be fixed by adding parameters on the boot screen at the bottom of the screen, though if you don't know which ones to add it can be a problem

Typical parameters are

rootdelay=10 (this one makes the system wait 10 seconds before trying to boot in case it needs to load more modules to recognize your system)

acpi=off
pci=noirq

and many others

If you search for your specific computer model (is it a laptop?) you may find how others have installed Linux on it.

-- Mike
 
Old 11-17-2005, 08:31 AM   #9
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Thanks for your reply, but I am using desktop (never saw a laptop with 3.0 Ghz), and it is a customized pc, so it doesn't actually have a model number.
 
Old 11-18-2005, 10:49 AM   #10
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I found out that the live cd of slax works, so I'll try install that, then I will try the code BrittaBrotha posted.
 
Old 11-28-2005, 08:32 PM   #11
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Is it a bootable CD ?
 
  


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