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Hello. I was able to put Linux onto a CD-RW and I can run the setup on boot. However, when I get to the Partitions part, and I tell it ...
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    Problem Installing Linux


    Hello.

    I was able to put Linux onto a CD-RW and I can run the setup on boot. However, when I get to the Partitions part, and I tell it to erase the drive, it'll get to 33%, and then just stop.

    I'm trying to install it on a IMB Thinkpad, with 128MB of ram, and a 700MHz processor.

    Any help would be much appreciated

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    Does it show any errors, shutdown or freeze?
    What distro are you trying to install?
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    No errors, just sits there, not doing anything. Plus its getting really hot...

    I'm trying to install Ubuntu (http://www.ubuntulinux.org/). Was the first one I found so decided to go with that one.

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    erase drive by other ways(sys rescue disk), then boot by Ubuntu.....

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    If you have Knoppix available, I suggest you try that, use the QtParted program on it to format your drive. Another option - but a bit radical - would be to wipe your MBR, that way you have a clean start .
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    It is possible you have an over heating issue.
    With a can of compressed air blow the dust out of the fan, If there is any there.
    You might want to look inside the computer to see if there is any dust there as well.

    And try installing in different steps.
    Use knoppix, most livecds will work, to create the partitions.
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