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Old 03-05-2009, 03:53 PM   #1
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A very odd problem when trying to install Arch Linux

Ok, here is this thing:
I just burned an Arch Linux CD at my mom's Ubuntu computer, and I decided to try it out just to see how it works.

When I ran the CD on my mom's computer (IBM laptop I think, if that matters) it worked perfectly. I went into a CLI automatically where I was told to enter "arch" or "root" to start. I found an installation guide and everything seemed to work alright. I then removed the CD because I wasn't going to install it on my mom's computer. No problem here, but now it starts getting freaky.

When I got back home and inserted the CD into the my computer I didn't get a CLI screen, but rather something like this (I think it's called TUI). Why would I get a different screen? I did nothing different, same CD, inserted it and turned the computer on.

Ok, fair enough. Only that the TUI screen doesn't work. When I select the "Boot Arch Linux Live CD" it results in a long line of code, and then in Kernel Panic.

Edit: Ok, by the time I posted this I had figured out a solution (I use IDE so I was supposed to select the second choice, stupid mistake). But I still want to know, why would the Installer change between computers?
Old 03-05-2009, 06:41 PM   #2
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The image that you provided shows the GRUB boot screen, which will proceed automatically after some amount of time if you do not make a choice. I assume that you left the IBM laptop unattended during boot-up and it entered the default choice. Usually the first entry is the default choice, but that doesn't have the that way always.

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