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Old 02-20-2008, 08:45 AM   #1
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Whats going on?


Well i have downloaded about 8 linux distros burned over than 20 CDs and seems none is working with my computer...all are freezing an displaying a black screen after the loading menu, except Linix Mint which is loading and starting without the bar in the interface... i have Asus P5KC for mobo and for graphics card i got asus EAX1600PRO, 2GB ram at 800
What can i do?!

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Old 02-20-2008, 08:48 AM   #2
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Question More details please!

Could you let us know which distros you're having trouble with and what burning software you're using.

Thanks!
 
Old 02-20-2008, 08:52 AM   #3
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i have used nero 8, deep burner pro, imgburn burned most of cds 2 times and almost all at x1 speed after they told me to use slower speed.
i have checked all the MD5 checksums and all were the same nothing was wrong
Have tried Fedora 8, Mint 4, Debian 4, Ubuntu 7.10, Ubuntu 7.10 Alternative cd those distros ah and BackTrack3
 
Old 02-20-2008, 08:59 AM   #4
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From your description I'd say it's a hardware issue, possibly the video card. Try using a safe video setting like vesa to see if that solves the problem. On most LiveCds there is a boot option for safe settings, video settings, etc.

You may want to give Knoppix a try and see how it does.

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Old 02-20-2008, 09:15 AM   #5
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I will give it a try, btw i have burned the Ubuntu Alternative CD (the text based install one) and it said that the CD was corrupted, (burned it with x1 speed) i did a CD check from the boot menu tho and the CD was not corrupted...well...what to say...hope Knoppix will work

Btw the p35 chipset is supported right?
 
Old 02-20-2008, 09:34 AM   #6
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I will give it a try, btw i have burned the Ubuntu Alternative CD (the text based install one) and it said that the CD was corrupted, (burned it with x1 speed) i did a CD check from the boot menu tho and the CD was not corrupted...well...what to say...hope Knoppix will work

Btw the p35 chipset is supported right?
Well, are you sure the cdrom drive itself doesn't have a problem? Good quality disks?

As far as I know the p35 chips are supported.
 
Old 02-20-2008, 09:58 AM   #7
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yeah i am totally sure about both disks and cdrom anyway lets see how will knoppix go
 
Old 02-20-2008, 11:45 AM   #8
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Knoppix worked like a clock...but its kde i want a Gnome distro :S

Last edited by gogosds; 02-20-2008 at 03:35 PM. Reason: sorry for the "bad" language
 
Old 02-20-2008, 02:12 PM   #9
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suggest you edit to clean up the bad language before the LQ police get to you.

You don't mention if you installed Knoppix or you're just running live CD. Once any distro is installed, you can then install whatever desktop you want---KDE, Gnome, XFCE, and more.

some distros now come in 2 or more flavors:
ubuntu, kubuntu, xubuntu, fluxbuntu
pclinuxos, pclinuxos-gnome

Others are neutral--ie you chose the desktop during installation:
Arch
Debian?
Slackware?
 
Old 02-20-2008, 04:41 PM   #10
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i have tried pclinuxos too but and that is not working
in debian i have tried the net install disk should i download the DVDs or the CD? i mean any possibilities to work or...?
 
Old 02-20-2008, 04:41 PM   #11
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Might the GFX card is the problem?
eax1600pro its a bit old
 
Old 02-20-2008, 05:06 PM   #12
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I had a problem similar to yours. I updated my bios and it worked fine.
 
Old 02-20-2008, 05:12 PM   #13
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i will give it a try and i will post the results
 
Old 02-21-2008, 07:58 AM   #14
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i updated my bios to latest, things went better
On PCLinuxOS comes up a terminal on live cd...after loading screen...i login like guest - guest and then i type startx i am seeing a broken graphics screen and then it is returning me back to terminal with some errors
and in ubuntu it worked after boot screen :O and gave me those
*Starting Deferred execution scheduler atd [OK]
*Starting Periodic command scheduler crond [OK]
*Checking battery state [OK]
*Running local boot scripts [OK]


And thats it, its stooping there and nothing happens

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Old 02-21-2008, 03:31 PM   #15
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any1 knows?
 
  


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