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Re: [SLUG] Installing Linux
- To: Kevin Shackleton <kevins@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, SLUG <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Installing Linux
- From: Mervyn <mervync@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2007 19:20:04 +1100
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Thanks for your reply. I will try to follow your suggestion
Kevin Shackleton wrote:
To flesh out more on what Richard said - if you can boot up on a "live"
cd, you have no hardware problems. You can see hardware problems in
Linux that are ignored in Windows.
If you have two HDDs, you could try separately plugging them in so you
can set up one OS on one and another OS on another with no
cross-interference. But to be honest - stick with one Linux distro and
immerse yourself in the learning curve of not being in the Microsoft
environment. Get the rest of it right later on.
On Fri, 2007-12-21 at 14:41 +1100, Mervyn wrote:
*Problem with Loading Linux*
I profess my ignorance when it comes to computer complexities, although
I do teach other “oldies” how to use computers.
I am having problems loading Linux onto one of my computers. I purchased
a new computer and decided to dual boot the old computer to use to
receive emails etc. on the Linux OS. I cannot get it to work. I have
dual booted other computers; My new computer and the laptop have Win XP
and SUSE Linux. I have resurrected a Celeron 700 and installed Ubuntu on
one drive and Win Me and SUSE on the other drive
On the problem computer, I now cannot even install Linux as a stand
alone OS. Ubuntu stops loading early, SUSE appears to load but will not
start The Linux loader will allow me to select windows which will boot
successfully, but the Linux will not complete the boot up. At one stage
even the Windows would not boot and I had to invoke the”FIXMBR” command
from windows recovery, I suspect this may have contributed to my
problem, Any suggestions?