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Today, i installed Xandros Desktop Home edition - premium onto my hard drive as a separate partition to my windowsXP professional operating system. Before i installed, i de-fragmented my computer, ...
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    Booting issues


    Today, i installed Xandros Desktop Home edition - premium onto my hard drive as a separate partition to my windowsXP professional operating system.

    Before i installed, i de-fragmented my computer, loaded it up and installed it to resize my windows partition. Windows was left alone fine, taking up 2/3 of my 300GB hard drive. I installed the Xandros boot menu as well.

    When i click on the Xandros load option. It goes to a blue screen with the loading menu, and as the bar get's to about halfway, the system restarts. Does anyone have any idea why, or even how i can fix it?

    Many thanks in advance.
    Luke

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    Hi lukster91,

    Welcome to the LinuxForums.

    boot up Xandros in command line mode, log in as normal user and execute 'startx'. post error message here, if any.
    post your machine's specs too.




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    Ok, computer specs:

    1GB ram
    3800+ 2.83Ghz processor (not sure what make)
    Nvidia Graphics card


    Not sure i know anything else that would be useful. It's a pretty recant up-to-date PC.

    Can't find command line option. I have got in contact with some friends and i am reinstalling it...

    I am pretty newbie to this.

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    reinstall wont change anything coz its a Graphics Card problem.
    Select Xandros title in GRUB screen, press e, select kernel line and press e again. add <space> 3 at the end of line. press Enter key and b. Xandros will boot up in command line mode.
    log in as root and set driver to "vesa" in xorg.conf file.
    Code:
    nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Code:
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier  "Videocard0"
    	Driver      "vesa"
    EndSection
    save file and reboot.
    this will fix graphics problem. install nVidia driver for better performance.
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    Nothing has worked. I have even installed it in 256 colours and vesa mode. You must be talking about a different version? At no point does the system ask me for a root user and password...

    Remember this is happening while the progress bar is halway, it says starting system applications or something similar on-screen. When i load it up in the text based version, it reboots (still) when it says USB on screen?

    Sorry..

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