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I tried to install Xandros for somebody, and ran into a fatal error within the first two minutes (remember--this is the most user friendly distro around!). I pop the cd ...
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    Xandros Installation--disk error -- FIXED


    I tried to install Xandros for somebody, and ran into a fatal error within the first two minutes (remember--this is the most user friendly distro around!). I pop the cd in, and it tells me "FATAL ERROR -- a hard disk could not be detected on this computer. [ERROR CODE 4000]" I hit ok and the computer reboots. I've retried many times and it still doesn't work... any ideas??? Should I post this in the Debian forums, since this is a debian based os?
    Oh, this is on a seagate barracuda 80gb, brand new hard drive.

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    Sounds like the drive may be failing. Get Seatools Desktop, create a bootable CD and run the diagnostics on the drive.

    http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/index.html
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    hmm... it didn't say anything bad, it just came up normal on the tests... maybe it's a compatibility thing?
    Maybe it's an omen I shouldn't be trying this os?? I read somewhere that if two pieces of hardware don't work in a distro, you should get another distro...

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    I read somewhere that if two pieces of hardware don't work in a distro, you should get another distro...
    Never heard this before but makes perfect sense to me.
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    Should I try SUSE? I've had no problems with it's hardware detection, you just need to have a powerful machine to use it and have it running stable. I tried it on an older machine, but was really turned off by the speed, tried it on a newer one and no problems whatsoever. The guy I'd be installing for has loads of RAM and a fast CPU so I'm gonna try it.

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    I think SuSE is a damned good distro and have been running it since the 9.0 version.
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