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sharma.abhilaksh 08-09-2012 10:53 AM

not able to install any distribution of linux
 
Hi
Recently I thought of getting some Linux installed on my laptop currently having windows 7(64-bit).
I downloaded the ISO file named "ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso" from www.ubuntu.com.
Then I created a bootable USB drive using "Universal-USB-Installer-1.8.8.5".

Now when I boot from that USB drive it shows the GRUB menu then I select "boot from USB".

It does some processing and then purple screen appears with Ubuntu loading and rotating dots.
But after few seconds, dots stop moving and the system is struck there only.
After this all I can do is to wait and then force the computer to turn off.
I tried to install other distributions like Mint and CentOS, but all get struck at one place or the other.

When I boot from same USB drive on some other system then it works fine.

My laptop is HCL B3860 with
Intel core2duo CPU T6600 2.20GHz
4GB RAM
500GB Hard Disk
Nvidia GeForce 8200M G


Please help with your valuable replies.
Regards.

cortman 08-09-2012 11:13 AM

Have you tried booting with the nomodeset parameter?

sharma.abhilaksh 08-09-2012 01:26 PM

Nomodeset
 
i dont reach the screen with the keyboard logo!!

TB0ne 08-09-2012 02:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sharma.abhilaksh (Post 4749972)
Hi
Recently I thought of getting some Linux installed on my laptop currently having windows 7(64-bit).
I downloaded the ISO file named "ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso" from www.ubuntu.com.
Then I created a bootable USB drive using "Universal-USB-Installer-1.8.8.5".

Now when I boot from that USB drive it shows the GRUB menu then I select "boot from USB".

It does some processing and then purple screen appears with Ubuntu loading and rotating dots. But after few seconds, dots stop moving and the system is struck there only. After this all I can do is to wait and then force the computer to turn off. I tried to install other distributions like Mint and CentOS, but all get struck at one place or the other.

When I boot from same USB drive on some other system then it works fine.

Did you read what you posted?
Quote:

Originally Posted by sharma.abhilaksh
on my laptop currently having windows 7(64-bit)

...then...
Quote:

Originally Posted by sharma.abhilaksh
I downloaded the ISO file named "ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso

See the parts in bold? You've got a x64 laptop, and downloaded the x86 software. Download the correct version for AMD64 (you can get it from the ubuntu site you linked to, if you select the "64-bit" option. Chances are, you've also downloaded the wrong versions for the other distros too.

sharma.abhilaksh 08-10-2012 03:25 AM

32 bit or 64 bit
 
Mint image file name

linuxmint-13-mate-dvd-64bit.iso

and CentOS image file name

CentOS-6.3-x86_64-LiveCD.iso


i hope you got an answer.

EDDY1 08-10-2012 03:31 AM

Try unetbootin It has various boot options, safemode etc.

wigry 08-10-2012 03:43 AM

It is totally possible to run 32-bit OS on a 64-bit computer. Nothing wrong with that except you might not be able to utilize all your system potential.

Wim Sturkenboom 08-10-2012 05:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sharma.abhilaksh (Post 4750078)
i dont reach the screen with the keyboard logo!!

You already are at Grub (according to your first post). So press 'e' and edit the line. It's this image: http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/350...raclevmvir.png

Quote:

Originally Posted by TB0ne (Post 4750109)
See the parts in bold? You've got a x64 laptop, and downloaded the x86 software. Download the correct version for AMD64 (you can get it from the ubuntu site you linked to, if you select the "64-bit" option. Chances are, you've also downloaded the wrong versions for the other distros too.

Booting from USB (so dual boot basically); no problem to run a 32 bit OS on 64 bit architecture.

TB0ne 08-10-2012 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wim Sturkenboom (Post 4750741)
You already are at Grub (according to your first post). So press 'e' and edit the line. It's this image: http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/350...raclevmvir.png


Booting from USB (so dual boot basically); no problem to run a 32 bit OS on 64 bit architecture.

Well, there is *USUALLY* no problem doing it. However, downloading the correct versions would be a better idea, especially when it comes to boot-time/install-time modules.


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