Find the answer to your Linux question:
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17
I have tried many versions of Linux, but some how they all seem to fail. Ubuntu: Get errors while loading Live CD, and get errors in Text Install Debian: Gives ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    7

    NO Linux Will Work!


    I have tried many versions of Linux, but some how they all seem to fail.
    Ubuntu: Get errors while loading Live CD, and get errors in Text Install
    Debian: Gives me errors telling me a file on the disk is corrupt, or it failed to copy some file
    Mandriva: Only gives me one option, and that is to boot with it, but when I do that is asks for a root password. When I make up a password, it does not work.

    Others like:
    Sabayon: Take to much hard drive space, and is too un-user friendly
    Gentoo: Seems to simple

    But with the first three, what am I doing wrong? Why wont they install, and why am I getting errors for all three of them? Please help me!

  2. #2
    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,755
    Here's my experience (and there's quite a bit of it) when I get install problems from multiple OS's....hardware.

    Only other *small* chance is that you're corrupting your install media when you download/burn it - but that depends on if you've burned them all on the same drive.

  3. #3
    Linux Guru techieMoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    9,496
    What are the hardware specs on the machine you're using? There may be something that's causing the distros you try to have fits. If we know what you have we might be able to offer a workaround for it.
    Registered Linux user #270181
    TechieMoe's Tech Rants

  4. #4
    Super Moderator devils casper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Chandigarh, India
    Posts
    24,729
    I agree with techieMoe. Unsupported Graphics Card and low RAM creates problems most of the time. Post your machine's specs here.

    * Have you tried Text Install of any distro except Ubuntu? Ubuntu LiveCD's Text install isn't actual Text Install. It loads complete GUI and starts text installer after that only.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
    New Users: Read This First

  5. #5
    Blackfooted Penguin daark.child's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    West Yorks
    Posts
    4,393
    I wouldn't say Gentoo is too simple. It actually takes a bit of skill to install and manage Gentoo.

    As for your problems, they defintely seem to be hardware related. Some distros e.g. openSUSE and Mepis offer a kind of failsafe option for booting into the OS or installing, so choose that and see if it helps.

  6. #6
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    7
    My system specs are:

    1.99 GHz CPU AMD Athlon
    1 GB RAM
    256 MB GPU GeForce 6200
    DVD R-W DL Drive
    20 GB HDD dedicated to Linux

  7. #7
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper View Post
    I agree with techieMoe. Unsupported Graphics Card and low RAM creates problems most of the time. Post your machine's specs here.

    * Have you tried Text Install of any distro except Ubuntu? Ubuntu LiveCD's Text install isn't actual Text Install. It loads complete GUI and starts text installer after that only.

    I have done the test install, yes.

  8. #8
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by HROAdmin26 View Post
    Here's my experience (and there's quite a bit of it) when I get install problems from multiple OS's....hardware.

    Only other *small* chance is that you're corrupting your install media when you download/burn it - but that depends on if you've burned them all on the same drive.
    I have used Ubuntu before with no issues, it just recently that this has been happening. So I don't really think it is my hardware.

  9. #9
    oz
    oz is offline
    forum.guy
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    arch linux
    Posts
    18,733
    Welcome to the forums, erickj92!

    What version of Ubuntu worked for you before?

    Maybe you could try it again.

    Otherwise, using just a single forum thread to try and figure out all the possible problems with all the various distros you've tried is not likely to work out very well. You really need to tackle them one distro and one problem at a time, and in a separate thread for each problem.

    At any rate, best of luck with whatever you should decide.
    oz

  10. #10
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    211
    I have to agree with the hardware problem - I have even had this problem trying to do a windows install - it was the read writes it failed on. I would suggest get the most upto date and stable release you can find, i use fedora 8, and then do a basic hard drive install.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •