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Old 05-29-2006, 07:46 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Nylex
Before buring the ISO, verify the MD5 sum (you can use MD5summer under Windows), i.e. check that the one for the file you downloaded matches the one given on the site for the same file. This is to make sure that the download isn't corrupt.

You will need to burn the image to a CD, making sure that you select the "burn image" option (or equivalent) in whatever software you're using to burn. If you don't, the CD will not be bootable. You then just boot from the CD and the installation should start. You may need to make your CD drive the first boot device, which is done in your BIOS.

ok will do.. just waiting for it to finish downloading. Another question, the Knoppix is more than 3GB i think.. I'm using Nero Express 6.. How do i configure to burn it all in different cd ( i mean, it won't fit in one cd for sure).. tnx!

Just another thought, will it possible to boot it in the hardisk rather than burn it in a cd?

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Old 05-29-2006, 11:57 PM   #17
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Sounds like you got a DVD ISO and I don't know if you can put it on different CDs, so you might need to burn it to DVD if you can. I don't know how to boot it from the hard disk either, actually I don't know if this is possible or not. Sorry .
 
Old 05-30-2006, 01:15 AM   #18
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Sounds like you got a DVD ISO and I don't know if you can put it on different CDs, so you might need to burn it to DVD if you can. I don't know how to boot it from the hard disk either, actually I don't know if this is possible or not. Sorry .

YEah me too. I guess I wasn't paying attention when i downloaded a DVD ISO (took me 2 days to download). I don't even have a dvd burner but a cd burner. Do you know any distro that is easy to download and can be burn in cd burner? Thanks a lot!
 
Old 05-30-2006, 01:32 AM   #19
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Knoppix has CD ISOs, so if you're wanting to try Knoppix then just get those. Most distros will have CD ISOs, but you may need to download more than one image. Fedora, Ubuntu, Mandriva, Mepis, Slackware (though maybe not for a first time user, but it's up to you), take your pick .
 
Old 05-30-2006, 02:17 AM   #20
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I guess I wasn't paying attention when i downloaded a DVD ISO
Read carefully before committing to Linux downloads. Distributions can have both beta and stable versions, sometimes various architectures, different formats, and etc.
Some distributions offer net installs where you download a small CD and download most of the software you choose from the internet. Debian offers this.
OSdir has a large collection of screenshots that can give you an idea what to expect at install time. Check out the documentation for the distribution you choose to install.

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Old 05-31-2006, 12:50 AM   #21
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Knoppix has CD ISOs, so if you're wanting to try Knoppix then just get those. Most distros will have CD ISOs, but you may need to download more than one image. Fedora, Ubuntu, Mandriva, Mepis, Slackware (though maybe not for a first time user, but it's up to you), take your pick .
Hi again, actually I have downloaded and burned in cd, PClinuxOS and Ubuntu. I tried PClinuxOS first (in other pc) and liked it. And so i tried installing it on my pc following the guide in PCLinuxOS New User Guide : InStallation with no problem (although the direction for partitioning the hardisk is for dual boot, and there is no existing OS on my pc). I finished installing pclinuxos but the problem is when remove the live cd and restarted it to boot on my hardisk nothing happens.

What should i do now? My pc is newly bought. It was untouched until i tried installing pclinuxos.

please help me. Thanks!
 
Old 05-31-2006, 01:30 AM   #22
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Are there any error messages or anything?
 
Old 05-31-2006, 05:13 AM   #23
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well the option is not just for DUAL Boot , its if you want to install LILO (the bootloader in MBR which is master boot record or The boot sector of the partition
I would say that
boot again from the cdrom , then in terminal type lilo and press enter hopefully that should do it
 
Old 05-31-2006, 06:29 AM   #24
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well the option is not just for DUAL Boot , its if you want to install LILO (the bootloader in MBR which is master boot record or The boot sector of the partition
I would say that
boot again from the cdrom , then in terminal type lilo and press enter hopefully that should do it

tnx! mwah! I was able to install it properly.
One problem though is that there is no sound. SOundcard is integrated in my motherboard, it's foxconn 661FX7mi

Here's the error message:
"Sound Server Informational Message

Error while initiating the sound driver:

device/dev/dsp can't be opened (no such file or directory)"

What should i do now?
 
Old 05-31-2006, 01:05 PM   #25
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ssa1709 its ok just remember
MBR = Master boot record =the main record of each drive
Bootsector= probably the first sector of every PARTITION
Bootloader = small programm usually in MBR to load OPERATING SYSTEM(s )
window's bootloaders most probably dont load other os(s )
Linux bootloaders doooooo loadem , need a bootloader in MBR to load OS(s ) from Harddisk ,
the bootloader that you earlier installed in the BOOTSECTOR IS used in this way that:-
There resides a bootloader in MBR it then calls or say loads a bootloader in the BOOTSECTOR
eg windows has bootloader in MBR and in bootsector(there might be some error in statement but the sole would be correct) and when you use windows+linux , you install LINUX BOOTLOADER , when you select linux , it loads linux but when you select windows it "CHAINLOADS a bootloader in the BOOTSECTOR of windows partition"
which inturn loads the windows
 
Old 05-31-2006, 01:15 PM   #26
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NOW YOUR SOUND .....
GO TO startmenu of PCLINUX then Configuration there select PCLINUXOS control center
there select hardware tab and its the last option in the row at your Left named
"CONFIGURE ALSA AND OSS DIRVERS FOR YOUR SOUNDCARD or sorta thing select that , here select the closest resembling driver , (with respect to your hardware's name then see if theres written [ALSA ] or [OSS] along side it (just to mention here incase problem persists) reboot and see if it worked.IF not then do same process except not go to TROBLESHOOT (the tab below the driver )and see commands there .
Terminal is kinda monitor looking image on your taskbar , it runs everything of GUI like open a terminal and type the commands in that trobleshoot tab and see their output (you can copy it and paste it on a textdocument by selecting text from mouse (dont use ctrl + c shortcut , go to edit then copy )
I hope I am not overloading you ...... cheerz
 
Old 05-31-2006, 08:59 PM   #27
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NOW YOUR SOUND .....
GO TO startmenu of PCLINUX then Configuration there select PCLINUXOS control center
there select hardware tab and its the last option in the row at your Left named
"CONFIGURE ALSA AND OSS DIRVERS FOR YOUR SOUNDCARD or sorta thing select that , here select the closest resembling driver , (with respect to your hardware's name then see if theres written [ALSA ] or [OSS] along side it (just to mention here incase problem persists) reboot and see if it worked.IF not then do same process except not go to TROBLESHOOT (the tab below the driver )and see commands there .
Terminal is kinda monitor looking image on your taskbar , it runs everything of GUI like open a terminal and type the commands in that trobleshoot tab and see their output (you can copy it and paste it on a textdocument by selecting text from mouse (dont use ctrl + c shortcut , go to edit then copy )
I hope I am not overloading you ...... cheerz
nothing happens .. I tried the list in CONFIGURE ALSA AND OSS DRIVERS FOR YOUR SOUNDCARD. Still there is no sound. Soundcard is SIS7012.
 
Old 05-31-2006, 11:17 PM   #28
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This may help.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=277638
 
Old 06-01-2006, 08:39 PM   #29
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i used to install redhat 7.1 in my p2 350 Mhz PC more than 5 years ago (since that time there are 3 well-knonw linux: red hat, mandrake, caldera), and it works! but when i tried instaling some new linux today(like slackware), the installation CD did not boot in my cd rom drive. i've tried slackware, ubuntu, and even bayanihan(our own local version of linux here in philippines), but still i encounter same problem. my cd rom works and i can use it. do you think there's a problem on my cd rom drive or it's on my installation CD?
 
Old 06-02-2006, 02:20 PM   #30
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i encounter same problem. my cd rom works and i can use it. do you think there's a problem on my cd rom drive or it's on my installation CD?
If you know your CD-ROM drive can boot bootable CDs, the problem is likely with the way you're booting the image. IIRC, Slackware has included bootable CD support since the 7.0 distribution; I've certainly never had a problem with it.

You do, however, need to burn the ISO as an image and not as a regular file.
 
  


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