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bumblebatz 10-03-2012 11:03 AM

Why cant I redownload linux on a emachines computer?
 
I had windows 7 on there and Ubuntu 10.04 and the computer ended up with about an 8th of space on it. I couldn't erase some of the programs and files because my pc kept saying that I needed a password. (I never had one)

Now that I completely erased the computer I can't download anything because the screen says that I need Nvidia boot agent 249.

What can I do to load linux not windows?

bumblebatz 10-03-2012 11:05 AM

Do you need windows to use ubuntu on your computer?
 
I have been using Ubuntu for a year and like it more than windows....I'd rather fight than to switch. LOL

acid_kewpie 10-03-2012 11:06 AM

You *did* have a password on Ubuntu, it's impossible to install the OS without one. I'd suggest you reinstall Ubuntu and make a note of the password when you provide it. Note that Ubuntu 12.10 is out now, so you'd probably benefit from giving yourself an upgrade too.

I don't understand how you say you "completely erased" the computer and are surprised that it doesn't boot...?? :confused: The boot error appears to be a failure to boot from the network, so it's already failed botoing local disks. as it's blank apparently.

bumblebatz 10-03-2012 11:09 AM

I would reinstall ubuntu if the computer would boot and allow me to download my new ubuntu 12 disc or the old 10.

It should let me download a disc if it has nothing on it or not.

acid_kewpie 10-03-2012 11:10 AM

it should let you download a disc? How is it supposed to do *anything* without an operating system?

I presume it hasn't got one, but if on the off chance you're referring to some sort of embedded basic OS then that's a question for that, not Linux.

k3lt01 10-03-2012 02:32 PM

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Originally Posted by bumblebatz (Post 4796083)
Now that I completely erased the computer I can't download anything because the screen says that I need Nvidia boot agent 249.

The section in bold and underlined is the key to your problem. A computer with nothing on it cannot do anything because it needs something on it (an operating system might be handy) to even boot. Get your self a copy of whatever you want to use on another computer burn it to a cd/dvd or put it on a usb drive and then install it to your emachine.


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