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    Cannot even install! Extreme Noob Here.


    I know I cannot post links, but I feel that its way too much to do such a thing. I cant describe what exactly I causing this to not become installed.

    My cd that I booted up with is an external usb dvd drive (due to my internal one taking a crap on me)

    like I said, I am a noob to the extreme about this, and dont even know where to begin to search for my problem for help.

    I really want to learn how to use linux and everything it has to offer me! I just need to get past the installation first lol.

    Thank you! Picture down below.

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    Hi. Try downloading a different distro.
    If you're trying Ubuntu, try Mint.
    If you're trying Mint, try Fedora.

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    Hello and Welcome!

    When you downloaded Linux, did you check the files integrity by checking the md5sum?
    You could try burning again at a slower speed.
    Does this disk boot up properly on another computer?

    Check this page for a few things that you can try.
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    Thank you guys for pointing me in the right direction, I only have this computer to try it out on.

    this is Fedora 16.

    I will check out the md5sum. I downloaded it from the fedora website.

    Does the usb cd-rom drive have anything to do with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MafiaJoe View Post
    Does the usb cd-rom drive have anything to do with it?
    It shouldn't be a problem, so long as the drive is in good working condition and your BIOS is set to boot from USB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    It shouldn't be a problem, so long as the drive is in good working condition and your BIOS is set to boot from USB.
    ok so I was able to get everything started ok on a laptop, so whats wrong with my comp?
    I was able to load Fedora-16-x86_64-Live-Desktop on the laptop but not on this colmputer.

    any ideas?

    *Both are 64bit systems as well.

    I selected this... should be correct, yes??
    I still get the error on my computer. (original post link)

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    Last edited by MafiaJoe; 04-27-2012 at 10:39 AM.

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    if you can load fedora on your laptop but not your desktop then it could be either a problem with the dvd drive (if you did not use the same drive) or an issue with your desktop.

    You could try using a usb stick, see this link for instructions on how to do it.

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    The Live USB stick is a good idea.
    To test the drive, you could try connecting it to your laptop and booting with that instead of the internal drive of the laptop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    The Live USB stick is a good idea.
    To test the drive, you could try connecting it to your laptop and booting with that instead of the internal drive of the laptop.
    so I did try loading with the usb stick, the same exact problem happens. Loading fedora on the laptop works well, but not for my desktop computer.

    So am I out of luck? My computer wont support it?


    Pentium Dual core cpu e5200
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    Try plugging your USB dvd drive into your laptop and try booting from that. That will at least narrow down whether or not it's your DVD drive. Linux runs on 99% of desktops made in recent times, so I seriously doubt your desktop alone is the problem.

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