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Old 12-03-2007, 10:03 PM   #1
ebcianfrani
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help please i am brand new.i build my own computer i have biostar geforce 6100 m9 everything is compatible with each other. i am or trying to put linux in my computer but when i get to the part where is says detecting array disk boot failure,insert system disk and prees enter. that is far as i get with it back to cmos when there it again still the same. put in a external hard drive because the internal mabe bad what ever is going on i can not install linux or windows xp nothing what am i doing wrong here thank you

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Old 12-03-2007, 11:53 PM   #2
Simon Bridge
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help please i am brand new
Welcome to HQ. 1st help - in English, the first letter in a sentence is upper case. So is the pronoun "I" and the first letter of any proper noun. There is also at least one space after a full stop and topics are usually split into paragraphs. This all helps people read your questions and makes it easier to post a proper reply.

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i have biostar geforce 6100 m9
.. nvidia graphics or mobo?

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i am or trying to put linux in my computer
... you are installing linux (presumably Linspire - is this correct?)

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i get to the part where is says detecting array disk boot failure,insert system disk and prees enter
... have you, perchance, enabled the onboard RAID controller?

1. Do not use the onboard RAID - disable it and use linux software RAID in the setup (if you must have RAID at all.)

2. Linux cannot boot from a RAID device.

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that is far as i get with it back to cmos
The nvram setup "cmos settings" dialogs? Yes - it's telling you your disks are not installed correctly.

Strongly urge you to got a linux live CD - Knoppix or Ubuntu or DSL.
From a live session, it is possible to run powerful diagnostics tools and get a better idea of what is going on.
 
  


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