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i have an old HP pavilion computer with a P4 1.5ghz 1gb ram and it ran winXP well. I have wiped harddrive with Active Killdisk and have tried several linux ...
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    WILL NOT install


    i have an old HP pavilion computer with a P4 1.5ghz 1gb ram and it ran winXP well. I have wiped harddrive with Active Killdisk and have tried several linux distros on this box and (am familiar w/installation process-debian user) can't for the life of me, get any to install. typical scenario is, i get through boot and partition and most of install, but i never can complete it.

    is it possible that there are computers that just WILL NOT install linux?

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    It could be some sort of hardware issue. Which distributions did you try and do you know exactly which part of the installation fails?

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    i do not plan on trying it again; it wastes too much time.

    my question is:

    is it possible that there are,

    or have you ever heard of:

    computers that just WILL NOT install linux?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rita G. View Post
    i do not plan on trying it again; it wastes too much time.

    my question is:

    is it possible that there are,

    or have you ever heard of:

    computers that just WILL NOT install linux?
    You should be able to install Linux on any computer and I personally have never heard of computers where Linux cannot be installed. In your case, it seems like you have some sort of hardware issue. I would have tried to work out how to resolve it with you, but since you said you are not going to try again it'd be a waste of time.

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    ok, i was wrong......

    just tried my debian 4.0 install cd on the old computer

    and it works GREAT!......i'm shocked

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