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I've got a problem... I formated all my HDDs and I was trying to instal linux on my desktop and everytime I try to instal ANY linux on my pc ...
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- 07-05-2005 #1
- Join Date
- Jul 2005
PLZ help me cant live with this micropenis thing on my pc
- 07-05-2005 #2
Here's a similar thread, and I've picked out the relevant FAQs mentioned from it:
Check that thread, and if it doesn't help, try the FAQs. If *that* doesn't help, post back here.
- 07-05-2005 #3
- Join Date
- Oct 2001
- Täby, Sweden
If the Linux distro you're trying to install support the GRUB bootloader, you should use that instead of LILO. Then you're far less likely to run into such problems.
- 07-05-2005 #4
I've been talking to putal on the IRC, and it seems that he can boot live cd's but not install cds... which is rather strange. Whenever he tries to boot an install cd, he gets the above error, though when he boots normally he can get into xp.
Since he can bood live cd's I suggested he should try booting knoppix or simply mepis, and installing them from the live cd. I also suggested gentoo, whuch uses a live cd to install
I'm sure he'd like other suggestions...
- 07-05-2005 #5Originally Posted by dylunio
- 07-05-2005 #6
- 07-05-2005 #7
I wish I could give you a better solution, but what we ended up doing at work was wiping the drive, repartitioning (to get rid of that extra mini partition), then reinstalling both MS Windows and Linux. Dual-boot seemed to work after that.
- 07-05-2005 #8
- 07-11-2005 #9
Just wanted to comment that i've had that EXACT output (more than once) - it's a corrupted MBR.PTL x10 Hallelujah!
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