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Old 03-21-2007, 04:58 PM   #1
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Please I need some Help!!


I know this a Debian forum but I tried registering with Dream Linux official to no avail (buggy registration system). I understand Dream Linux is a Debian-based distro and I"m having a great deal of difficulty installing it. If anybody could help me out that'd be great.

My system:
Intel core 2 duo E6300
1 GB Ram
X3000 integrated graphics
Dual light-scribe DVD drives
500 GB external
250 GB internal (of which is a partition for 40 GB [EXT3])
 
Old 03-21-2007, 05:00 PM   #2
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There are a lot of Debian based operating systems. Go to:

Search by Distribution Criteria (Advanced Search Form) at http://distrowatch.com/search.php and enter in what you need. Get a better topic line for your threads as well...
 
Old 03-21-2007, 05:11 PM   #3
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Dream Linux install problems

I've tried the official forums like I've previously mentioned but... I've heard someone once say if you can't install linux you don't need it (or something to that effect) but what good is an OS that boasts usability but has this many bugs?? Anyways thanks for the help.

##EDIT## Not knocking *nix at all BTW. Just saying that a smaller or lesser known distro might become a little more popular if it weren't this difficult to install.

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Old 03-21-2007, 05:23 PM   #4
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Dream Linux install problems-BTW

Does anyone know what mmconfig is?? It pops up along with another error about certain memory locations not being accessible. Also it says it can't find the Dream Linux file system? My disc that it's currently booting from with the DL 2.2 files on it maybe?? But why wouldn't it be able to access it?
 
Old 03-21-2007, 08:33 PM   #5
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You want to know why Linux can be hard to install? Because almost every PC is engineered for Windows. Therefore, it is like combing hair the wrong way-you kind of have to deal with it and ask questions. The lucky people are those who stumble on a PC with a pre-installed Linux distro.
 
Old 03-21-2007, 09:33 PM   #6
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If you are new to Linux, you should quite honestly start with one of the more popular distributions. You would have a much easier time getting assistance.

Top 3 Linux distros for new users.. In no particular order..

Ubuntu - Debian Based
Fedora Core
OpenSUSE 10.2


You are in a Debian forum asking for help on some Distribution that is supposedly as modified Debian... Odds are no-one here is familiar with that particular derivative so you will not get much help because we don't have a clue how they changed Debian for their distribution..

Now if you were installing Debian Etch, this would definitely be the right forum to ask your troubleshooting questions.

Best of luck to ya.
 
Old 03-21-2007, 09:55 PM   #7
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If the error contains references to memory, you should run memtest86 for a while. In case the memory module is defective the stress-test performed by memtest will show it.

Also, I don't know how old the distro version is you've downloaded, but Intel's Core Duo isn't exactly old and so it may have no drivers for your hardware. Maybe you should try an older PC to install that particular distro on. Or, even better, take note of the advices given and use a more mainstream distro to get acquainted with Linux
 
Old 03-21-2007, 11:29 PM   #8
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The distro is fairly new (2.2) and I detached all peripherals to make sure uneccessary hardware didn't get in the way.. I have kubuntu and openSUSE but i wanted something that would be speedy with graphics , customizable and not too bloated ya know? I'm getting a similar problem with vector too (forgive my grammar typing this on a nokia e62). I'm a web designer and am trying to install alongside my existing xp installation. I would try to install on my two year old lappy but I took a nasty spill on a slippery icy slope and fell on it (great demo job BTW)the other day.

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Old 03-21-2007, 11:36 PM   #9
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We Debian folks are real eager to help you install Debian Etch, but derivatives are not Debian, in spite of what lots of people think. There are well over 100 Debian derivatives and almost all of them are an entirely different world.

Debian Etch can be set up as a very light and fast distro, but as long as you'd give it 20 gigs or so of your hard drive, "light" is probably not really a consideration.

...and your thread title sucks.

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Old 03-21-2007, 11:45 PM   #10
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I used intel desktop utilities to test my cpu(s) and mem. Every test came out with fantastic results. Don't think it's the RAM. I have a strong feeling it has to do with my image file being on a DVD. B/c when a DVD is in the optical drive it's recognized by windoze as a dvd drive and the same goes for a cd. I did'nt have any cds to use. Since dvds have a higher storage capacity I use them for all burning. It sounds small but it may be the culprit. Oh and I unplugged my secondary dvd drive b4 attempting to install. Boots up fine and then I get this black konsole withadebian logo'd BG.
 
Old 03-21-2007, 11:55 PM   #11
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i know i know but i was'nt in my right mind. I considered debian for a while b/c if it's good enough to have this many derivatives then it's just that damn good. However someone else also said that debian must stand for damn hard to install as I'm now seeing first-hand but I also see that the deb community is huge and think I'll be just fine with etch. I'm at work now and wont be able to download it until the morning but I being a born tinkerer will not rest until I resolve this.

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Old 03-22-2007, 12:03 AM   #12
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space requirements? I scoff at them (me scoffing). I have almost a TB of storage and by light I meant processor/RAM intensive b/c I do LOT of digital painting and heavy photo-editing. BTW, when is corel and autodesk/ discreet going to give in and bend to the will of the linux community?? Probably when they can charge a buttload of cash for their titles no doubt. Sorry for ranting just passionate about art.
 
Old 03-22-2007, 12:27 AM   #13
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what is mmconfig???
 
Old 03-23-2007, 03:40 AM   #14
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i have a question. dreamlinux 2.2 is a live cd. does it boot your pc and run? can you use the distro as a live cd before you try to install it?

and did you try to register again on their forums? it looks pretty straight forward to me. i didnt register, but if you are having problems i am sure there is an email address somewhere you can contact them with.
 
  


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