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Old 12-03-2010, 09:18 PM   #1
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Cannot mount CDROM when booting from Live CD. HP DV6


I'm trying to get back into Linux after a few years off.

I have tried booting from a Live CD using Flash Linux and Damn Small Linux.

Flash Linux reports unable to mount CDROM and then provides a command line - I assume I have the kernel, a shell and little else at this point? Can I mount the CD and continue?

DSL seems to do something similar but freezes with a blank screen. I have the option of entering parameters prior to booting with DSL (but not with Flash) I have tried the parameter which copies the CD to RAM and then boots without success.

I plan on installing Debian to my HD in the near future but felt like playing around with Live CDs prior to this in order to get reacquainted.

I have googled this issue and it seems there are other noobs out there with the same model of PC (HP DV6) who are having similar problems but I could not find a solution.

As an aside - this is the kind of issue that IMO, still prevents Linux from becoming a mainstream OS.

Any help or advice is much appreciated...

TIA, Jon.
 
Old 12-03-2010, 09:24 PM   #2
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It might be that your graphics card isn't supported. There is a way to get the drivers installed, but I am not entirely sure how you would do it... DSL and Flash (A distrobution I've never heard of) might not have as much compatibility with graphic cards. Try Ubuntu, Fedora, Mint, Gentoo, Arch, or one of the more popular distros that have more compatibility. Try those Live CDs before counting Linux out.
 
Old 12-03-2010, 09:36 PM   #3
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I'm not going to pretend I know, but this is what I found.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...8183103AAHB5W1
 
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The distributions you choose are simply to old for your rather new hardware. Choose distros that are more up to date. Distrowatch, which is a good place to look for distros, sets the newest release of Flash Linux at 2004 and of DSL at 2008.
 
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:09 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies, distrowatch has been a great help in choosing a better distro...
 
  


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