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Thread: 3 Distros-My PC won't boot Linux?

  1. #51
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    Re: 3 Distros-My PC won't boot Linux?

    Still stuck at a dead end here. Does anyone know whether it would eventually boot? John Williams

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    Re: 3 Distros-My PC won't boot Linux?

    Try with a live CD that will confirm whether it is a hardware incompatibility or not

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    Re: 3 Distros-My PC won't boot Linux?

    I have Ubuntu 7.04 official cd (sent by Canonical) plus I have downloaded the Alternate ISO and burnt it to cd. Which do you recommend I try? Thanks, John Williams

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    Re: 3 Distros-My PC won't boot Linux?

    The "official" CD (Live CD). Just boot from it and see if it works fine. You can also use that to install if you like and if it works.

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    Re: 3 Distros-My PC won't boot Linux?

    Oh well. That did not work either. It tried for a few seconds but quickly stalled. I waited a little while but it is obviously not going any further. Here are the last four lines;
    [130.993556] [<c0174f8b>] do_system_open+0xcb/0xf0
    [130.993702] [<c02f0370>] do_page_fault+0x0/0x5f0
    [130.993846] [<c010334b>] work_notifysig+0x13/0x18
    [130.993993 ]=======================
    This is most disappointing. Is it the end of the road for me or is there anything I can do to "fix" my hardware?
    You may recall I could not install Mandriva from a dvd either. It seems I may never experience Linux.

    Thanks for all your help and patience, John Williams

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    Re: 3 Distros-My PC won't boot Linux?

    maybe SGD could help? http://thejist.info/?p=109

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    Re: 3 Distros-My PC won't boot Linux?

    It's not an issue of bootloader but of hardware compatibility

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    Re: 3 Distros-My PC won't boot Linux?

    Yes it seems to be a hardware problem but there is nothing exotic or unusual about my hardware. Is there any way of discovering what the problem is and fixing it or replacing a component or whatever?
    Otherwise I'll just have to give up on Linux altogether.
    Thanks, John Williams

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