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    I am very new to the Linux world and this is my first try at it. I cannot seem to install Linux on my HP. A819n. It seems to freeze during the initial stages of installation everytime. I have tried Fedora Core 6, Ubuntu 6.06 & 6.1, Madriva one, All have the same problem.

    Any Ideas? Anyone have this problem?

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    Hi, rboutros

    If the ISO downloads were good before and after the download, and the files were properly burned to the CD, I'm guessing it's a hardware issue of some kind. If you aren't sure about the download/burning integrity, you can check this link for good instructions on doing these steps properly:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/ins...nstall-cd.html

    If it's hardware, you can check the cheatcodes that are available to you (through the F-keys) right before the CD fully boots to see if you can disable some hardware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rboutros
    I am very new to the Linux world and this is my first try at it. I cannot seem to install Linux on my HP. A819n. It seems to freeze during the initial stages of installation everytime. I have tried Fedora Core 6, Ubuntu 6.06 & 6.1, Madriva one, All have the same problem.
    Any Ideas? Anyone have this problem?
    post your machine's specs here. it could be Graphics Card problem, badly burned Installation CD/DVD or existing Partition Structure of Harddisk.
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