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    mini iso install freeze, non-pae i486

    Hi everyone!
    Yesterday I bought a nice little pc with AMD Geode processor, after a little trial and error I found out I had to use a non-PAE iso, so I downloaded the 12.04 mini ISO (both Ubuntu and Lubuntu) and installed it on a USB drive with Unetbootin (after dd'ing the pc gives an error "xxx.img not found"), start the installation, but during the part of the installation where everything is downloaded, my screen freezes (I can type text in the bottom of the screen, but it gives no response). Any ideas? I made the live-USB several times, both with Ubuntu and Lubuntu, I tried graphical and terminal install.

    Thanks for your help so far!

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    Re: mini iso install freeze, non-pae i486

    "initrd.img not found?" or "xxx.img not found"

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    Re: mini iso install freeze, non-pae i486

    what are you dd'ing? please be more specific.

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    Re: mini iso install freeze, non-pae i486

    also try debian wheezy for it has multiarch support for cpus.

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    Re: mini iso install freeze, non-pae i486

    I did not get the error another time (I switched to Unetbootin), but the error was "initrd.img not found".
    I dd'ed the Ubuntu (and Lubuntu) 12.04 mini-iso to my (formatted) USB with
    Code:
    dd if=~/Downloads/mini.iso of=/Dev/sdb1
    Normally it works, but apparently it doesn't with the mini iso.

    Will I be able to install Unity in Wheezy (haven't tried yet on my RaspPi)?

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    Re: mini iso install freeze, non-pae i486

    For the latest three years Buntu has not been running on the Geode, and I don't know of any workarounds.

    Your best option is trying other distros.
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.

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    Re: mini iso install freeze, non-pae i486

    I succesfully installed Lubuntu 12.04 and installed "ubuntu-desktop", removed all the useless programs and now I'm stuck at booting. Something with the graphics settings messed up, problem is I can't use keyboard nor mouse to click anything. Alt+F2, dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg, no result, apt-get update and upgrade, no result, grub-mkconfig: I get grub, am able to boot into failsafe, but I cannot load Failsafe in the menu...
    Lubuntu repair stucks after getting network connection, what should I do?

    Edit: I made some progress. The Graphics screen still pop-ups at booting, but I am now able to get in the GUI/init 5 with "startx -- :1". X-org prompts the same error over and over again:
    Code:
    [  1703.679] _XSERVTransSocketINETCreateListener: ...SocketCreateListener() fai$
    [  1703.679] _XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: server already running
    [  1703.679]
    Fatal server error:
    [  1703.679] Cannot establish any listening sockets - Make sure an X server isn$
    [  1703.680]
    Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
             at http://wiki.x.org
     for help.
    [  1703.680] Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additi$
    [  1703.680]
    [  1703.680]  ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
    [  1703.680] Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.
    (this is the log/Xorg.0.log file)
    Any ideas how to solve this? I cannot get X to configure, it prompts the same error...

    Thanks for everything so far!
    Last edited by andreazzz; November 26th, 2013 at 08:19 PM.

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