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Old 04-01-2011, 12:15 PM   #1
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waiting install?


Today, i turn on my computer, and put a CD, as then i click the install, then waiting like Dot dot loading, what's does mean?
 
Old 04-01-2011, 12:33 PM   #2
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Too little information. What I think is happening here is you have a winduhs pc and you are putting in the linux (perhaps ubuntu). This is the only case I know of where you get dots on the install prompt.
As far as I think this is ok. Continue with the installation if you can. Keep posted if you run into any issues.
 
Old 04-01-2011, 12:48 PM   #3
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Hi,

Hmmm, possibly a "dud" burn...

Okay, things to keep in mind:

If the CD needs to be booted, configure that in the BIOS, it's easy and non-distructive...but if the CD is "later" in the list, the hard drive will have the system.
Maybe you'd re-burn the CD.
What distro is it? I read that you have to click to install...so the installer is graphical. Ubuntu? How long have you been staring at these dots (no pun intended here...)...if you're like me - the impatient type...well then.
My two cents: the installer was busy trying to figure out your setup/system/hardware.

Try to re-burn the disc if these dots were there for more thatn a few minutes and try a re-install.

Be checking back! luck

Thor
 
Old 04-01-2011, 12:49 PM   #4
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Too little information. What I think is happening here is you have a winduhs pc and you are putting in the linux (perhaps ubuntu). This is the only case I know of where you get dots on the install prompt.
As far as I think this is ok. Continue with the installation if you can. Keep posted if you run into any issues.
i mean, you know, when i click install, then appear the loading as a doting it is a took long time, there is no step forward, know what i mean?
 
Old 04-01-2011, 12:54 PM   #5
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A music cd ? Or a cdrom with Ubuntu ? ? Or ?

Don't expect a good answer, when you supply no information.
 
Old 04-01-2011, 12:56 PM   #6
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Hi,

Hmmm, possibly a "dud" burn...

Okay, things to keep in mind:

If the CD needs to be booted, configure that in the BIOS, it's easy and non-distructive...but if the CD is "later" in the list, the hard drive will have the system.
Maybe you'd re-burn the CD.
What distro is it? I read that you have to click to install...so the installer is graphical. Ubuntu? How long have you been staring at these dots (no pun intended here...)...if you're like me - the impatient type...well then.
My two cents: the installer was busy trying to figure out your setup/system/hardware.

Try to re-burn the disc if these dots were there for more thatn a few minutes and try a re-install.

Be checking back! luck

Thor
i already had burned the DVD from program called infrarecorder, it should able to work running.
 
Old 04-01-2011, 08:28 PM   #7
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hey? it is still don't work. but i think CD-RW is not recongize the DVD. should i buy new CD-RW/DVD?
 
Old 04-01-2011, 09:24 PM   #8
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hey? it is still don't work. but i think CD-RW is not recongize the DVD. should i buy new CD-RW/DVD?
Do not burn DVD images onto CDs, and don't use CD burners to burn DVD images. CDs and DVDs are different things and not interchangeabe.

If the image is a DVD image, make sure you have a DVD Burner and a DVD-R or DVD-RW disc.
 
Old 04-01-2011, 09:40 PM   #9
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Do not burn DVD images onto CDs, and don't use CD burners to burn DVD images. CDs and DVDs are different things and not interchangeabe.

If the image is a DVD image, make sure you have a DVD Burner and a DVD-R or DVD-RW disc.
Well, i found out, i think i have a problem, because my computer has problem of CD/DVD Drive is a failure. so.

Now i am figured out, i may i will new replacement new CD/DVD Drive, and plus new HD.

Also. i just tested on my laptop with virtualbox for try without install. it is WORKED! that's why problem is CD drive..
 
Old 04-02-2011, 12:51 AM   #10
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what model computer & how much ram?
 
Old 04-02-2011, 03:01 AM   #11
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In answer to this

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what model computer & how much ram?
use

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lshw
Possibly already on the live CD (if it is a live CD, that is) - run that program of the console and you'll know exactly what you have there...

Thor
 
Old 04-02-2011, 03:52 AM   #12
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Possibly already on the live CD (if it is a live CD, that is) - run that program of the console and you'll know exactly what you have there...

Thor
the computer is 5 years old, and Compaq.

512 ram plus with 1 GB..
 
Old 04-02-2011, 05:18 AM   #13
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I have a compact 5000 5bw29?
I had to change cd/drive to load ubuntu.
 
Old 04-02-2011, 06:14 AM   #14
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the computer is 5 years old, and Compaq.
512 ram plus with 1 GB.
Hmm, should run a pretty modern OS. Used to run Fedora 10 on something similar, smooth as silk. I dont see any problems, however, keep the info that eddy1 gave in mind, you may have to tinker around a bit...

By the way, just what are you trying to install here? Ubuntu? Debian? Fedora? You still kept us in the dark about that one.

If you need to find the distro that best fits your needs/capabilities, look here:
http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/

It's a "quiz" to help you find "your" distro...

Luck!

Thor
 
Old 04-03-2011, 02:45 AM   #15
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I have a make to announcement, last night, i was can't sleep well, because i was installed wubi installer on my laptop for try use ubuntu. so i really like it a lots. so today i was like why not i buy new HD for my laptop, for your information, i really don't like windows 7, because of due to ram too much. soo i installed new HD, then installed ubuntu everything WORKED! no problem. i am so enjoy! hope i will never see windows 7 again. so

Next week, i will do same the thing for my old computer, for my lil sister. she need to use computer. so i will install ubuntu and everything on her own, for sure. :-D
 
  


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