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Old 03-29-2009, 12:37 PM   #1
alikhan
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Thumbs down Just a question about installation


Hi

Can you please guide me which distribution is best in terms of ease of installation

I have tried to install Ubuntu, Kubuntu and yet i have been unable to see my machine working on linux.

I gave following to linux

--10 GB, /
--1 GB Swap

After i have installed all ubuntu or kubuntu, my machine hangs when i loggin. CDs were received from Canonical Ltd, so i do not doubt integrity of the CDs.

Regards
 
Old 03-29-2009, 12:44 PM   #2
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Hi

Can you please guide me which distribution is best in terms of ease of installation

I have tried to install Ubuntu, Kubuntu and yet i have been unable to see my machine working on linux.

I gave following to linux

--10 GB, /
--1 GB Swap

After i have installed all ubuntu or kubuntu, my machine hangs when i loggin. CDs were received from Canonical Ltd, so i do not doubt integrity of the CDs.

Regards
No idea who "Canonical Ltd." is, but I'd download the ISO's right from the net, and burn them myself, to be sure they're good.

You say you have been "unable to see" Linux working. You don't say anything about your hardware, or what error(s) you get, except it "hangs". You can try OpenSuSE, Mandriva, Fedora, or several other distros. They all have different good and bad points, there is no real 'best', but Ubuntu and Kubuntu always get good 'new-user' reviews.
 
Old 03-29-2009, 12:44 PM   #3
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Ubuntu and its cousins are some of the easiest to install.

Please give some more details on your configuration: eg are you dual-booting? How exactly did you install? Any details on "hangs when I login? (For example, can you get to a prompt using crtl-alt-F1 (or F2)?
 
Old 03-29-2009, 12:58 PM   #4
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Use LiveCDs to test compatibility. Mandriva One includes proprietary (non-free) drivers for most graphics cards. It usually works when Knoppix (Debian-based) won't.
 
Old 03-29-2009, 01:01 PM   #5
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Well, I installed Ubuntu along with Windows-XP. I have two hard disks 80 GB, 40 GB. First disk has Windows XP and second i dedicated to Linux, of course kept rest for storage.

During installation, i gave 10 GB for / and 1GB for swap and allowed GRUB bootloader.

Installation was error free. Once restarted for the first time, reached till loggin screen and logged in as user, not root. Wall paper appears, taskbar appears, system tray appears and sound and other icons appear as if all is working fine but after a while (15 sec), it hangs for good.

Well, i have tried Ctrl+Alt+F1, i get terminal window. I am not familier with any of linux or Unix commands. However i tried the following

sudo dpkg reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

and


sudo chmod a+x ~/.Xauthority
sudo chmod a+x ~/.ICEauthority

as suggested by some good fellow in the forum.

BUT ALL OF NO JOY.
 
Old 03-29-2009, 01:15 PM   #6
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Where i can get video tutorial of installation?
 
Old 03-29-2009, 03:02 PM   #7
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Where i can get video tutorial of installation?
How about here.....

http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...=install+linux

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