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Old 10-23-2004, 02:19 PM   #1
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Old 10-23-2004, 02:23 PM   #2
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I need more specifics as you what problems you're having before I can help you.
Old 10-23-2004, 02:34 PM   #3
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check your bios for boot order

I have no idea what computer you are trying to load linux on, but you must

get into the bios and set the boot order so the floppy drive or cd-rom drive boots before the hard drive ..usually called hdd 0 in the bios.

post your computer type & some one will tell you how to get to the bios. If your computer does not boot from cd-rom or dvd-rom then you need a linux boot floppy disk with your burned linux cd in the cd-rom drive.

reboot your computer with the linux floppy boot disk in the floppy drive & the linux cd in the cd drive and the os should start to install.

If the install fails , perhaps the linux you are trying to install requies a more powerful computer...faster cpu, more memory whatever.

post more info on your box. good lick
Old 10-23-2004, 02:37 PM   #4
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I installed Mepis using a cd that I ordered from the mepis website
I think that it cost $10.00 but of course you can also burn your own for free!
It was a lot easier than installing Windows XP.

Old 10-23-2004, 03:43 PM   #5
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you hav't answered my question

what type of computer?
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