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Old 09-22-2014, 12:44 AM   #1
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Can anybody tell me what distro is compatible to my Toshiba Satellite C840? It is core i3, I've tried to install Debian 7.6 a few days ago, but it said, invalid or corrupt image disk. Thaks for helping
 
Old 09-22-2014, 01:18 AM   #2
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A "corrupt image disk" has nothing to do with the compatibility of the distro to your Toshiba. The image was corrupted in the downloading or in the burning to a CD/DVD. What distro did you download and from where? How did you burn it to a CD/DVD?
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Old 09-22-2014, 01:24 AM   #3
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Try the Debian website to download your .iso-
https://www.debian.org/

If your new to Linux you may want to consider Linux Mint 17-
http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php

It's always a good idea to check the integrity of an .iso file before burning it to a CD/DVD.
http://linux.101hacks.com/unix/md5sum/
 
Old 09-23-2014, 01:24 PM   #4
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I suggest you try Ubuntu first, it has excellent compartibility with various laptop/desktops, as other folks have said, ensuring disk integrity is important, so you may want to download from reputable website such as mirror.anl.gov

Good luck!
 
Old 10-02-2014, 12:54 AM   #5
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@jdkaye : Really thank you for replying, I downloaded it from debian.org, I downloaded squeeze last week, and successfully installed it on my laptop.

@Ztcoracat : thank you for replying. great suggestion

@shfyang : thanks for replying, I actually have been familiar to Ubuntu since 2011 when I got to college (first year at the college), our labs using Ubuntu, really good distro to use. I even installed it on some friends' laptop, but never on mine . I'll try it later. thank you
 
Old 10-02-2014, 05:21 AM   #6
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you want something simple and easy to install just use slackware full install use networkmanager and then reboot login as root type adduser then do a default setting push the arrow key up for all the devices then enter. then type exit and your out of root login as your new user. type startx. you will be installed and up and running Click firefox your slacking before the other distro's install the updates on the fly. Ubuntu demands it creates an extended partiton even if you do not want one.

I usually can install slackware in 10 min but for the other distros I cant say the same. read the slack-doc and learn linux. you also have 5 desktop environments already to use.
not puting the others down I use them all for work. but when I want to get work done i use Slack.

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@jdkaye : Really thank you for replying, I downloaded it from debian.org, I downloaded squeeze last week, and successfully installed it on my laptop.

@Ztcoracat : thank you for replying. great suggestion

@shfyang : thanks for replying, I actually have been familiar to Ubuntu since 2011 when I got to college (first year at the college), our labs using Ubuntu, really good distro to use. I even installed it on some friends' laptop, but never on mine . I'll try it later. thank you
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Old 10-03-2014, 12:44 AM   #8
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If you are happy we are all happy. Have fun!
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Old 10-03-2014, 07:07 AM   #9
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you want something simple and easy to install just use slackware full install use networkmanager and then reboot login as root type adduser then do a default setting push the arrow key up for all the devices then enter. then type exit and your out of root login as your new user. type startx. you will be installed and up and running Click firefox your slacking before the other distro's install the updates on the fly. Ubuntu demands it creates an extended partiton even if you do not want one.

I usually can install slackware in 10 min but for the other distros I cant say the same. read the slack-doc and learn linux. you also have 5 desktop environments already to use.
not puting the others down I use them all for work. but when I want to get work done i use Slack.
Thanks for suggesting
 
  


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