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Old 02-03-2008, 07:38 AM   #1
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can't install linux... ay distribution... PLZ HELP

hi I have a problem,

i reserved for linux os 10 gb space, 1 gb swap, and remainder to ext3

i tryed to install a ubuntu 7.10, it installed successfully, i entered with my account, and simply restared even, if I do nothing, it stops on the loading screen and does nothing... isn't loading...

ok that's ubuntu, i tried also fedora 8 - it says that i have no devices, no cdrom, no hdd, no partitions...

tried also and mandriva 2007, same problem, "NO CDROM device"

my computer has the characteristics:

Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.40, 1gb RAM

maybe the problem is that i use SATA? or something else, ...

I tried the same to install on a AMD Athlon 2000, the same like here, (with 10 GB...), and it worked, i, don't know what's the problem on my computer... i hope that you'll give me an answer...
plz help

sry for my bad english
Old 02-03-2008, 07:48 AM   #2
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What motherboard you got? I had similer issues with my last setup (celeron D or something : chucked it out after 2 weeks). Have you tried running a livecd? SATA shouldn be an issue I'm using the same ubuntu version and my mobo detects the IDE through a SATA controller (die VIA!!)
Old 02-03-2008, 07:54 AM   #3
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my Motherboard version: MSI P965 Neo (MS-7235)
hope it's this
yes, ubuntu live-cd can't find the cdrom and asks for a A: diskette for drivers or smth...

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Old 02-03-2008, 09:27 AM   #4
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MSI P965 Neo

Micro-Star International dubs that board, "Built for Vista", and their website includes this note: "MSI reminds users that due to the limitations of the chipsets, this board will not support Windows 98 or ME."

A look at their driver download page reveals that you must be running Windows, IE, and Microsoft ActiveX to use Automatic Driver Update.

You might want to try Linux Mint. My understanding is that it's based on Ubuntu, but includes a proprietary driver base for not-so-Linux-friendly hardware.



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