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    hi,
    need help booting & loading linux onto my computer that has xp. i had no problem booting from cd on my old win2k machine but no luck with this one. the problem that i'm having is that when i boot from cd it seems to stall at "probing for scsi devices" - the cd stops spinning & nothing happens. this occurs when i try to run live cd, safe mode & video safe modes. not sure what to do - any help is appreciated thanks.
    stewart

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    You could try linux noprobe, at the boot: screen
    Insert the CD and boot it up, you'll see a screen that says,"boot:"
    Just type this command
    linux noprobe (hit enter)
    But this is likely to not probe devices like your LAN card,Audio cards, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aristoquack
    need help booting & loading linux onto my computer that has xp. i had no problem booting from cd on my old win2k machine but no luck with this one. the problem that i'm having is that when i boot from cd it seems to stall at "probing for scsi devices" - the cd stops spinning & nothing happens. this occurs when i try to run live cd, safe mode & video safe modes.
    Which Distro's LiveCD do you have? Post your machine's specs here.
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    Question need help loading or booting linux

    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper View Post
    Which Distro's LiveCD do you have? Post your machine's specs here.
    hi again,
    not really sure what version of linux it is - i got the cd from a colleague & it says "pc linux 2007 final" on it. as for the computer specs:
    mobo - asus m2a-vm hdmi
    cpu - amd athlon 64 x2 5400+ 2.8ghz
    ram - 2gig of crucial balistix pc6400 ddr2 800mhz
    drives - wd 500 gig hd
    wd 250 gig hd
    lite-on dvd burner

    once again when i try to run live cd or boot from the cd it stalls as the line "probing for scsi devices". thanks for you help.
    stewart

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