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Old 07-02-2013, 11:51 AM   #1
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Aspire V5-573G // Linpus Linux LiveCD Edition v9.2 b138528


i5-4200U
GT 750M
8GB DDR3
500GB
No CD/DVD drive

Hey.

So i just got this laptop and have no clue how to move forward.
this is the first time i touch linux so you can call me an idiot.
I turn it on and it ends up on [root@localhost /]#

My plan was/is just to install Windows over it but i can't figure out how.
I thought i could make a Bootable USB with W7 on it move the USB drivve in bios and done and it will somehow work but it doesn't.

So again how do i install win7 on Linpus Linux LiveCD Edition v9.2 b138528 without a CD/DVD drive.

THX.
 
Old 07-02-2013, 12:10 PM   #2
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Do you have the .iso file of a valid Windows installation disk? If you do, you can make a bootable usb flash drive using one of the Linux tools.
Strange that you end up at a command line logged in as root though. That is an unusual configuration that is normally only found on some recovery Live CD distros.
 
Old 07-02-2013, 12:14 PM   #3
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Do you have the .iso file of a valid Windows installation disk?
Yes

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If you do, you can make a bootable usb flash drive using one of the Linux tools.
Already did it on my PC using PowerISO.
 
Old 07-02-2013, 12:48 PM   #4
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Ok, then you need to boot into it. One way is to go into the bios when you first switch on. This varies from one machine to the next but on my older Acer, I do it by holding down F2 at power on.
Find the boot order setting and move the usb hard drive option up to the first entry. (usually, you 'select' or highlight it then use F5 and F6 to move up and down.)
Save the settings and exit.

Do all this with the bootable usb flash drive inserted.

It should boot to the usb drive. I've never tried installing Windows, but it should guide you through the process.

Note that installing Windows will most likely erase anything that is already on the hard drive, so backup anything you want to keep. (though it sounds as if you haven't actually used it yet, so maybe there's nothing to keep?)
 
Old 07-02-2013, 12:53 PM   #5
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Ok, then you need to boot into it. One way is to go into the bios when you first switch on. This varies from one machine to the next but on my older Acer, I do it by holding down F2 at power on.
Find the boot order setting and move the usb hard drive option up to the first entry. (usually, you 'select' or highlight it then use F5 and F6 to move up and down.)
Save the settings and exit.

Do all this with the bootable usb flash drive inserted.

It should boot to the usb drive. I've never tried installing Windows, but it should guide you through the process.

Note that installing Windows will most likely erase anything that is already on the hard drive, so backup anything you want to keep. (though it sounds as if you haven't actually used it yet, so maybe there's nothing to keep?)
i already did this it doesn't boot from it.
 
Old 07-02-2013, 01:20 PM   #6
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Strange.

Okay, let's try this then.

Download the Puppy Linux .iso here.

For your hardware, I recommend you try slacko-5.5-PAE.iso

Copy this to a flash drive. Boot the Linux computer. Insert the flash drive.

Now, type this at the command prompt and tell us what you get. (this should show if it's auto-mounting or not)
Code:
df
Tip: try this with any flash drive, you don't have to wait until you've downloaded that iso
 
Old 07-02-2013, 07:30 PM   #7
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Strange.

Okay, let's try this then.

Download the Puppy Linux .iso here.

For your hardware, I recommend you try slacko-5.5-PAE.iso

Copy this to a flash drive. Boot the Linux computer. Insert the flash drive.

Now, type this at the command prompt and tell us what you get. (this should show if it's auto-mounting or not)
Code:
df
Tip: try this with any flash drive, you don't have to wait until you've downloaded that iso
Filesystem------1k-blocks----Used----Available--Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1---240264344---205032---227854532----1% /
/dev/sdb1-----3939328--1608848------230880---41% /mmt/usb/usb00

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Old 07-02-2013, 08:14 PM   #8
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if i plug in the usb and turn it on i end of on a screen

GNU GRUB version 0.97-4.99.1.Ip19 (444k lower / 2207424K upper memmory)

With 2 options to choose from

Linpus Linux (3.4.46)
Create a bootable USB disk

Use ▲ and ▼ keys to select which entry is highlighted.
Press endet to boot the selected OS,'e' to edit the
commands before booting, 'a' to modify the kernel arguments
before booting. or 'c' for a command-line.

choosing Linpus Linux (3.4.46) gives me Error 22:No such partition



I can boot from the USB on my PC by entering the Bootmenu and choosing i. but it doesn't show up on the laptop after i enable the Bootmenu, the only thing that is there is the HDD.

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Old 07-03-2013, 01:07 AM   #9
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Ok, boot the computer and insert the flash drive as before.

Then you need to go to the flash drive's directory by typing this;
Code:
cd /mmt/usb/usb00
Then list the directory by typing;
Code:
ls
You should get a list containing all the files in the directory. One of those files should be, slacko-5.5-PAE.iso

If you don't see that file or don't get that far, report back here with what you do get.
If you see that file, then you're on the right track and can proceed.

Type;
Code:
cp slacko-5.5-PAE.iso ~/
This may take a while so be patient.

Now go to the home directory by typing;
Code:
cd ~/
Now we're going to make that usb flash drive a live Puppy usb.

Type the following;
Code:
umount /dev/sdb1
dd if=slacko-5.5-PAE.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=1M
The first command un-mounts the flash drive.
The second command does a low level copy of the iso file and writes it to the raw flash drive. This will take a very long time and nothing will show that it's doing anything. When it finishes, it will print something about records in and out and the prompt will come back.

If the first command fails or gives an error, don't type the second command. Come back here first.
But if everything goes smoothly, then you will now have a bootable Puppy flash drive.

At this point, you need to reboot the computer and see if you can get puppy to boot.

report back and let us know what happened.
 
Old 07-03-2013, 03:20 AM   #10
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cd /mmt/usb/usb00
sh: cd: /mmt/usb/usb00: No such file or directory

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cd /
nothing

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ls
bin boot COPYRIGHT dev EFI efiboot.img etc GPL home initrd isolinux lib Linpuus lost+found misc mmt opt proc root sbin sys usr var

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df
usb isn't there anymore --..--

you think it might be easier if i get an usb DVD drive or hdd ?

if i plug in the USB stick before starting the notebook i get

Error 18: Selected cylinder exeeds maximum supported by BIOS

instead of

Error 22:No such partition

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Old 07-03-2013, 08:33 AM   #11
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ok there is something

Quote:
ls
autorun.inf boot.cat help2.msg help.msg initrd.gz isolinux.bin isolinux.cfg idlinux.sys lili.ico logo.16 puppy_slacko_5.5.sfs ERADME.htm Remove_LiLi.bat SmartClean.ini syslinux.cfg vmlinuz



€: Ok i copied the ISo on the Stick, followed every command and the last one gave me

Quote:
165+1 records in
165+1 records out
got this imidiatly after the last commmand

if i try to boot with the the stick plugged in i get

Quote:
Error 5: Partition table invalid or corrupt
if i plug it in my pc it says that i have to format it in order to be able to use it.
So i did that, plugged in the usb stick back into the notebook again. repeated the last command and got the same message and same Error.

Last edited by Kesmolato; 07-03-2013 at 09:35 AM.
 
Old 07-03-2013, 12:30 PM   #12
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ok there is something



autorun.inf boot.cat help2.msg help.msg initrd.gz isolinux.bin isolinux.cfg idlinux.sys lili.ico logo.16 puppy_slacko_5.5.sfs ERADME.htm Remove_LiLi.bat SmartClean.ini syslinux.cfg vmlinuz


Was that before or after running dd?
That looks like the directory of the puppy boot disk to me.

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if i plug it in my pc it says that i have to format it in order to be able to use it.
That's to be expected from a standard Windows PC. Without special apps, Windows can't read Linux formatted partitions.
 
Old 07-03-2013, 12:41 PM   #13
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Was that before or after running dd?
That looks like the directory of the puppy boot disk to me.
yeah this was before running all other commands.

it just showed whats on slacko-5.5-PAE.iso because i didn't get that i should have copied the iso. i made it bootable with LiLi usb creator.


€:

.........F*** me. i just switched from uefi to legacy and it boots now....wtf.

Thx for all your help, even though the problem was solved by the most simple solution possible, i still appreciate it. Thanks.

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Old 07-03-2013, 01:38 PM   #14
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Pleasure!
Just two things please.
1.) edit your last comment to remove the "F" word as this is a family friendly forum.
2.) Mark this thread as solved! (in thread tools) that way, if anyone else has a similar problem and finds this thread, they'll know there is a solution here.
 
Old 01-12-2014, 10:20 AM   #15
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yeah this was before running all other commands.

it just showed whats on slacko-5.5-PAE.iso because i didn't get that i should have copied the iso. i made it bootable with LiLi usb creator.


:

.........F*** me. i just switched from uefi to legacy and it boots now....wtf.

Thx for all your help, even though the problem was solved by the most simple solution possible, i still appreciate it. Thanks.
So to install windows 7 onto the V5-573G you need to:
Have the win 7 .iso file
extract it onto the usb flash drive
make the flash bootable with LiLi usb creator
Change boot mode to legacy
install
is that correct?
 
  


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