LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-31-2003, 07:06 PM   #1
crumb
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: San Diego, CA
Distribution: what's a loonix??
Posts: 60

Rep: Reputation: 15
Angry Computer won't install Linux


In a recent thread that I made, I asked how to format my hard drive to take out $windows$. Now that I have taken out $windows$ off of my computer i want to install distro of linux called ThizLinux that came with my computer when I had boughten it. I try to install it and it tells me to insert the ThizLinux CD...BUT its already in my computer! I guess it just cant read it. But why cant it read it if the CD has no scratches and the computer is practically new? Is this a driver problem?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 07:13 PM   #2
Proud
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: England
Distribution: Used to use Mandrake/Mandriva
Posts: 2,794

Rep: Reputation: 116Reputation: 116
Quote:
it tells me to insert the ThizLinux CD.
When are you doing this? Is that stated after the BIOS bootup?

Try a newer, more popular and supported distro like Mandrake or RedHat or something.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 07:17 PM   #3
crumb
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: San Diego, CA
Distribution: what's a loonix??
Posts: 60

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Yes, after the BIOS boot-up, when the setup process begins...
...by the way, its not easy for me to just get new software
 
Old 07-31-2003, 07:32 PM   #4
Proud
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: England
Distribution: Used to use Mandrake/Mandriva
Posts: 2,794

Rep: Reputation: 116Reputation: 116
Which version have you got?
You can either slowly resumer-download a few cds or just pay a few pounds/dollars to have correctly burned ones mailed to you.

Are you closing the cd bay before it gives this warning? What cd drive is it?
 
Old 07-31-2003, 07:48 PM   #5
crumb
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: San Diego, CA
Distribution: what's a loonix??
Posts: 60

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
its version 7.0...
as for the CD drive, im not sure what it is...
and YES the bay is closed when the computer told me that
 
Old 08-01-2003, 03:06 AM   #6
Shade
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Burke, VA
Distribution: RHEL, Slackware, Ubuntu, Fedora
Posts: 1,418
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 46
If there's an option somewhere to tell it where the CD is, it's more than likely on

/dev/hdc

meaning Secondary IDE master.

See if you can specify where the CD drive is located.



-Shade
 
Old 08-01-2003, 04:01 AM   #7
Evilone
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: UK
Distribution: Slack 9.1 (2.6.5)
Posts: 307

Rep: Reputation: 30
Have you checked in BIOS that you are set to boot from CD??

Is the linux cd bootable???

Why are you not downloading slackware??????

 
Old 08-02-2003, 11:10 AM   #8
koyi
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Osaka, Japan
Distribution: Arch, Ubuntu
Posts: 421

Rep: Reputation: 31
Sometimes it just needs to make sure that the installation disk is inside. Try to simply press enter when it asks you. Just a suggestion, though.
 
Old 08-04-2003, 08:42 PM   #9
crumb
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: San Diego, CA
Distribution: what's a loonix??
Posts: 60

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally posted by Evilone
Have you checked in BIOS that you are set to boot from CD??

Is the linux cd bootable???
Yes, I did configure BIOS to do that, and, yes, of course the linuxCD is a bootable CD.... It is an installation CD
Quote:
Originally posted by koyi
Sometimes it just needs to make sure that the installation disk is inside. Try to simply press enter when it asks you. Just a suggestion, though.
I pressed ENTER 30 times
 
Old 08-05-2003, 10:16 AM   #10
AquamaN
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: Ohio, USA
Distribution: OS X 10.4.8, Ubuntu 6.10
Posts: 146

Rep: Reputation: 15
I've never had any luck with Thiz... Grab some Mandrake ISO's and you'll be set. :-)

www.linuxiso.org (a ton of distro's on this site)

-AquamaN
 
Old 08-05-2003, 02:37 PM   #11
sopiaz57
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Distribution: RH 8
Posts: 246

Rep: Reputation: 30
will the cpu boot any cd?

ill mail a set of red hat cd's to you if you want, email me ./

they are version 8.0 i think but it's all good. i dont have cable access anymore either, life is tough without it i know.

Last edited by sopiaz57; 08-05-2003 at 02:42 PM.
 
Old 08-07-2003, 08:37 PM   #12
crumb
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: San Diego, CA
Distribution: what's a loonix??
Posts: 60

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Yes, my computer will boot off of any cd thats bootable.
Maybe I'll try to get a copy of a distro... but im not sure exactly what to get...im leaning towards Slackware(they say it was the first made but im pretty sure it was SLS), theres so many to choose from!
 
Old 08-07-2003, 10:35 PM   #13
slakmagik
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 4,113

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Who says? It's common knowledge that Slack was originally based on SLS.

I'm confused. For you to get that message, it'd have to be coming from Thizlinux - so are you booting from a floppy with the CD in the drive, or directly from the CD? If the CD, the CD is telling you to put itself in? And just pressing enter doesn't work? Do you have a boot prompt? Like Shade basically said, maybe you're supposed to type in 'root=/dev/hdc' or some such. Maybe look over the site and the docs again and see if it says anything like that.

Or get Slack.
 
Old 08-08-2003, 07:30 PM   #14
crumb
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: San Diego, CA
Distribution: what's a loonix??
Posts: 60

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
NO NO NO NO NO
I am using no floppy at all.
 
Old 08-08-2003, 08:13 PM   #15
slakmagik
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 4,113

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
So you put in a bootable install cd and boot your comp. And a message tells you to insert the bootable install cd.

That makes no sense.

Like I say, the only I can think of is that it wants to know if it's supposed to install from cd or hard drive. Like it if it takes two cds, it's asking whether it should look for a second cd or look to your hard drive for its files. Or it's really badly written and buggy. If there's no way for you to enter information, I don't know what to tell you. The only thing I can think of is to stick in the second cd if there is one. And md5 the cd if possible, as you may have half a disk when there should be more. Though it's unlikely. But it can't be a hardware or disk problem, itself, if it boots. And weird that the filesystem would be screwed if it boots as well. So either you need to give it some kind of info or it's just plain written wrong.

Does the message have an 'okay' button or something? Is it a graphical message? Make sure 'okay' is highlighted *when* you hit enter 30 times.

And, seriously, try some other distro if this one just won't work. I don't know where you are or what kind of connection you have or whether a magazine or library might carry cds or what. But try another distro one way or the other.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Linux Wont install on my new computer usernameddr Mandriva 3 01-20-2005 08:31 AM
how to install Linux on a computer with no cd-rom tarballed Linux - Newbie 11 12-08-2004 12:12 AM
His computer cant install linux ??? GUIPenguin Linux - General 4 10-23-2004 05:58 PM
Would you install Linux on your 62 year old Mom's computer? KidsWriter71 Linux - General 7 09-07-2004 02:00 AM
Install Linux on a old computer mr_vocab Linux - Newbie 15 01-29-2004 12:16 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:31 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration