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  1. #11

    I made a 1GB Debian USB drive with the unetbootin. And it works on my main desktop. But not on the ipaq.

    So I tried it again, and again, and again, and...... you get the point.

    I then googled it and according to this website:
    HP Communities - IPAQ Desktop USB boot question - Enterprise Business Community
    Ipaqs can't boot from USB....

  2. #12
    Hi,
    Ok, so it won't install or run Xubuntu either. It just sits there at the loading page then goes black.

    It passed the HD test from partedMagic, and I am doing a RAM test right now.

    I am going to try booting up a puppy linux CD and wiping out the HD, and then trying to install Debian again. If that still doesn't work then I will try installing puppy to the HD and see if that changes it any.

    If that still doesn't work then I am going to change the HD and see if that works.

    Any ideas?

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  5. #14
    Hi,
    I already tried the netinstall CD, that was the second thing I did after the regular CD and DVD didn't work.

    Thanks though

    Any other ideas? I am downloading the new Puppy linux 5.3 slacko right now and will try erasing the HD or something with that.

    EDIT:
    Puppy linux works, but nothign will install on it besides that. It still flickers.

    EDIT AGAIN:
    I replaced the 20GB HD it had with a different 20GB HD and it still flickers.

    Next is to try installing puppy linux and seeing if it will let me install that way. Then maybe try a different distro.

    Puppy runs fine, I wonder if Debian and Xubuntu are too much for this computer somehow?
    Last edited by jreidsma; 11-01-2011 at 01:00 AM.

  6. #15
    I tried installing debian once again, and I went to the help screen to see if I could change the framebuffer. I ended up at a screen that said "press space to exit, or enter to install" Or something similar. I pressed enter and now I think Debian is installing

    EDIT:
    Debian was installed correctly Like it so far, I am using the XFCE one
    Last edited by jreidsma; 11-01-2011 at 11:40 PM.

  7. #16
    Ok, so after all these failed attempts at getting an OS on this computers, I finally got one working decently.

    Debian would never work with internet, openBSD wouldn't show anything, and now arch is on it.

    I installed arch, and to my surprise there was no graphical desktops So I installed XFCE and all the add ons and everything for my video and everything. It works now and I have some text editors on it.

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