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    Mepis wont load!


    Mepis wont boot on my laptop.
    Google search suggested smart boot manager .iso.
    but I couldnt find it anywhere.
    Does anyone know abt it ? Where can i get it?

    thanks in advance.

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    In order to help you, we need a lot more information. What kind of laptop? What version of Mepis? How did you obtain it? (ISO file, bought somewhere, etc) What error messages (if any) do you get when you try to install it? Is your laptop's BIOS set to boot from the CDROM drive first?

    If you downloaded the ISO file, the most common mistake is when you simply drag the ISO file onto a disc and burn it. This will not work. You must open it in a burning application such as Nero or Easy CD Creator and burn the ISO "as an image file". This will give you a bootable CD.
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    Thanks for your reply. But, the disc works perfectly well on my desktop.
    When I put it my laptop it says :

    grub >
    and stops there..
    then all I can do is to restart the computer.
    My computer details:
    AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+, VIA KN266, 512Mb of Ram.

    I'll be very happy if someone has an idea about SBM.iso.. couldnt find it over the internet.

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    So what you're saying is you've already installed Mepis on the laptop, but it won't actually load with GRUB? That's a different issue. You should be able to reinstall the boot loader from the Mepis Live CD. Go to the System Install program and there should be an option to reinstall GRUB.
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    nope..i'm talking about the cd.. not installed

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    Quote Originally Posted by neusun001
    nope..i'm talking about the cd.. not installed
    Ok. So you've successfully booted from this disc on your desktop machine, but when you boot it with your laptop it stops at the grub prompt? You don't get any other options at all?
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