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Old 10-11-2006, 03:43 PM   #1
jonno102
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MEPIS doesnt run, can somebody help?


I bought a well known Linux magazine today and with it i got a free distro of MEPIS 6.0.
According to the magazine you boot from cd and then MEPIS is supposed to run from disc, when i boot from cd the screen goes to a selection screen asking what i want to do i.e run normal mode,minimal etc, i select normal and the screen goes blank I left it for an hour but nothing changed, I then restarted my pc and tried running the other alternatives but I recieve this message:

Uncompressing Linux...OK,booting the kernal.
Looking for MEPIS Linux...
Found MEPIS Linux at /dev/hdc
Mounting MEPIS filesystem...mount:Mounting /dev/loop0 on/linux failed: Invalid Argument.
done.
Can't startup filesystem.
HALTING...

If anybody could help me I would be greatful as I really want to try this distro out.

thanks for your time.
Jon.
 
Old 10-12-2006, 10:30 AM   #2
grabro
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Mepis wont run

Jonno102

It looks like you have a faulty disk. If you got it from Linuxformat they will replace. That's where I got mine and it worked find. You might be better off geing a disk from Warren at the Mepis site. I have just switched from being a long time user of Suse and you will not be disapointed.

Grabro

Last edited by grabro; 10-12-2006 at 10:31 AM.
 
Old 10-12-2006, 10:40 AM   #3
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Mepis does't run

Jonno102

It's me again. Just had a though which may be daft but sometimes its the obvious which gets you.
You mentioned you got it from a magazine and you called it a cd. Was this just a slip because all the magazines I now now use dvd's. So, the daft question, did you put the dvd in the cd drive?

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Old 10-12-2006, 12:14 PM   #4
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Hi Grabro,

The cd bit was just a slip of the tongue, it is a dvd (lol), and yea i did put it in my dvd drive.

I also get the dvd from linux format magazine, it must be faulty

I will d/l the iso from the MEPIS site and see if that works.

Thanks for the advice.

Jonno102
 
  


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