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Old 11-23-2017, 12:09 AM   #1
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About the difficulties installing debian linux.


When i was at windows , then my computer frequently shows "Windows detected hard disk problem".
So, I Installed kali linux but grub loader failed to install. Again installed the kali linux on same partition then grub was installed but is not opening due to error message. "Couldnot find tocblock. Database may corrupt".
Please help!
 
Old 11-23-2017, 12:23 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome mr_rootuser

If having hard disk problems, I am not sure why you would then install a different OS? Either would still have problems if the disk is faulty.

Assuming you are trying to diagnose the issues with the disk, you would be better suited to running a distribution in live mode, straight from cd/usb,
this way you can mount the disk/partitions with issues and further diagnose if the issues can be fixed.

I would also suggest altering your question header as this is not really an issue with debian itself as I do not believe any other distro would behave any better.
 
Old 11-23-2017, 02:06 AM   #3
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You have a bad hard drive. No operating system is going to work properly on that. Running live off a cd as suggested is one possible solution. Getting a new machine is probably a better one. By new, I don't necessarily mean brand-new. Most second-hand boxes behave better than what you have at the moment.

You also mention that you are using Kali. Please don't! It's a very difficult distro to use correctly. Use Debian itself, or a newbie-friendly Debian derivative like Ubuntu or Mint.
 
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Old 11-24-2017, 02:41 AM   #4
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You have a bad hard drive. No operating system is going to work properly on that. Running live off a cd as suggested is one possible solution. Getting a new machine is probably a better one. By new, I don't necessarily mean brand-new. Most second-hand boxes behave better than what you have at the moment.

You also mention that you are using Kali. Please don't! It's a very difficult distro to use correctly. Use Debian itself, or a newbie-friendly Debian derivative like Ubuntu or Mint.
You don't necessarily need a new system for a hard drive failure, just a new hard drive.
 
  


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